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Villa Margherita

Villa Margherita

Truly a place “where time becomes art,” Villa Margherita is one of the three “Charming Houses” in the city of Swakopmund along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. More like a spacious colonial villa than a traditional hotel, Villa Margherita combines exceptional accommodation with unparalleled service. Historical touches such as high ceilings, grand staircases, and hand-crafted finishes contrast with specially chosen modern art pieces, welcoming art connoisseurs and everyday travelers alike.

Wake up each morning to a sumptuous breakfast delivered to your suite by a trusted member of the Villa Margherita staff. Villa owners take special pride in the villa’s high employment ratio and loyal, valuable staff members. Only eight double rooms with fifteen well-trained staff members ensure that each guest’s needs are serviced in a friendly, prompt, and professional manner. Each room offers amenities such as flat screen television, safe, free wireless internet, and more. Most rooms are spacious enough to provide a private lounge area as well.

Where the dunes meet the sea on the western edge of the Namib Desert, the city of Swakopmund was founded at the time of the German colonial expansion into Africa. There are a host of activities to be enjoyed locally. Fishing tours can be arranged with a number of local operators that also provide tackle. The nearby ocean has many excellent edible species including kob, white steenbras, galjoen, and kolstert, while a number of large shark species can be caught and released. Take a half-day tour to the seal breeding colony at Cape Cross or to Messum Crater, famous for its unique desert-adapted plant, Welwitschia Mirabilis.

Explore the life and beauty of the Namib Desert on a night walk or take a quad-biking (four-wheeling) or sand-boarding adventure across the dunes. Discover the wonders of the Skeleton Coast by exploring it in a 4x4 vehicle, stopping at the ancient delta of the Ugab River, known for its fossilized freshwater-oyster shells the size of dinner plates. Observe the abundant bird life in the Walvis Bay lagoon while enjoying a catamaran cruise that will also allow you to encounter dolphins and seals.

When not exploring the surrounding area, tour the historical buildings and monuments of Swakopmund. At the end of a fun-filled day, indulge in a 45-90 minute professional massage (offered until 8:00pm) or a meal in Villa Margherita’s unique organic bistro. Open all day, the bistro specializes in fresh organic fare accompanied by a diverse selection of wine and spirits.

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