Gecko Ridge Guest House

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Overview of Gecko Ridge Guest House

Gecko Ridge Guest House

3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse in Swakopmund with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.2/10 Very good

27 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Plot 120 Swakop River, Swakopmund
Main amenities
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • LCD TV
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Namib-Naukluft National Park - 4 min drive
  • The Dome - 19 min drive
  • Swakopmund Lighthouse - 20 min drive
  • Swakopmund Beach - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Walvis Bay (WVB) - 48 min drive

About this property

Gecko Ridge Guest House

Enjoy your visit to Swakopmund with a stay at Gecko Ridge Guest House. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after visiting the fitness centre for a workout, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include an outdoor pool, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 17
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 17


  • Pets stay for free
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 950 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

A lovely spot with beautiful desert views. We stayed in self catering chalet with attractive interior and great beds with good quality linen and pillows. The dinner , specially prepared for us, was excellent. A few glitches: dish towel and bath towels not so clean, backdoor to braai area could not open....lost key, no kettle and insufficient kitchen and braai utensils. Quoted in the price was a private balcony. On arrival we found it to be untrue. When we asked about this, we were told that such a balcony is only part of the hotel rooms. Later we saw chalets with private balcony braais . We were a bit disappointed .
Riaan, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Quiet, good nights sleep, far from town,m
The lodge owners were great folks. If you want a peaceful place far from town, this is your place. The comfortable beds and the high quality linens made for a great sleep. However, we did feel a bit deceived. The nice pics online are actually the managers house and you don’t have access to that part. The rooms are very standard, there is no view of the dunes from this desert oasis.
James, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Out in the desert
Nice tidy comfortable place. Quiet and relaxing with no nearby neighbours. 15 minute drive into town
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice, pet-friendly chalets, but water heater issue
Nice guest house about a 15-minute drive from Swakopmund. We chose it primarily because it was pet-friendly...and it was. Our dog could even accompany us to breakfast. Pets are only allowed in the self-catering chalets, however, not in the rooms in the main house. The chalets were comfortable accommodations, with one exception. Hot water is supplied by an LPG water heater, and ours wasn’t working properly. I brought this problem to the staff’s attention a couple of times. They tried to fix it, and thought they had, but it would only work temporarily. Cold showers weren’t ideal.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Time
Our family of 3 loved the stay.
Martynas, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Riaan, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good value self-catering accommodation.
Stayed in one of the two self-contained cottages, our second visit as we liked it so much last time. The accommodation is spacious, clean and well-equipped and the staff and owner are friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the contact with the resident peacocks. And it is just a short drive into Swakopmund so the location is excellent.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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