Fodor's Expert Review Pelican Point Lodge

Pelican Point, Walvis Bay, Erongo, Namibia

Built from the old Lighthouse and Port Authority building, this completely unique and new lodge is as beautiful as it is stark. Positioned on the farthest point of Pelican Point the remoteness of this lodge will give you your first taste of a Skeleton-Coast-type experience as the fog rolls in and isolates the property. A photographer's paradise, the flat colors of the surrounding beach, old ship artifacts, and rusting metal shapes will provide you with an endless canvas for images. On entering the lodge you will feel as though you have found a cocoon of luxury and warmth; with arresting photography adorning the walls. The eight comfortable rooms, all with a view, are inspired by the textures of the beach and ocean, each with a unique location photograph as the focal point. Despite running on generator power, there is total silence and you will feel as though you can completely reset. Close proximity to the enormous seal colony allows you to walk around and view them at ease; or take a kayak trip with one of the guides to get some close-up photographs. Even if you have a 4x4 if you do not have a lot of experience driving in very soft sand rather opt for their transfer service (at an extra cost) and leave your car at the safe Protea Pelican Bay Hotel.

PROS

  • unique and emotive lodge
  • incredible 360-degree view of the ocean
  • personal service

CONS

  • no electricity after 10 pm
  • long and very bumpy ride to get out there (it is remote after all)

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Romantic
Intimate
Remote
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 061-239–199 | 081-128–0951-emergency phone

HOTEL DETAILS

7 suites, 1 family suite
Rate Includes: No meals

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