Pelican Point Lodge

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Pelican Point Lodge

Pelican Point Lodge is one of Namibia’s most unique luxury accommodations. It enjoys a fantastic location at the end of a remote peninsula, 30km from Walvis Bay.

Situated at the end of Pelican Point, a remote peninsula that extends from the Namibian harbour town of Walvis Bay, Pelican Point Lodge is one of Namibia’s most unique luxury accommodations. The lodge, which functioned as an old harbour control tower before being converted to a hotel, is located almost directly beneath Pelican Point’s still-operational 1930s lighthouse. In this beautiful, albeit isolated setting, guests can find the time to simply relax or to explore the rich marine life of the Skeleton Coast (seals, dolphins, flamingos and cormorant are commonly spotted here, as are whales depending on the time of year). On a clear day, the lodge’s expansive viewing deck offers wonderful views of the bay and the Namib Desert.

Pelican Point is a remote, self-contained lodge. It is not within walking distance of any restaurants or major attractions. Walvis Bay is the nearest settlement, but still a good half hour’s drive away (30km) by 4x4.


There are only nine rooms at Pelican Point Lodge: eight luxury suites and one top-floor ‘Captain’s Cove’ suite, which has the benefit of 360° views of the bay and surrounds.

The standard category rooms are spacious and beautifully-appointed, each with queen-size bed, lounge and fireplace, private deck, and en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower. The Captain’s Cove has the advantage of a larger bathroom with the addition of a bathtub.


3-course dinners are served either in the dining room or on the open decks, depending on the weather. Private dining in your room is also an option. Picnic lunches can be prepared for excursions. The food at Pelican Point is fabulous, and very much one of the highlights of staying here.

Walvis Bay is a half hour drive away and offers a good range of restaurants.

Activities (some at additional cost)

Sea activities – kayaking, surfing, fishing, dolphin cruises
Desert activities – quad-biking, sand boarding, camel rides
Balloon safaris
Township tour
Swakopmund tour (approx 1 hour from Pelican Point)

Child Policy

Children of all ages are accommodated at Pelican Point Lodge, though the quiet atmosphere and the lack of facilities within the lodge (no pool) mean Pelican Point is perhaps not ideal for families with very young children.

Children under the age of six stay free of charge. Under twelves pay 50% of the adult rate if sharing.