Samual Egger (or Sam, as he is known) is a Swiss guy who fell in love with the stark, arid beauty of the Namibian desert, decided to follow his dreams by opening a small, intimate guest house – and there you have the well-known Sam’s Giardino Guest House in Anton Lubowski Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia. Backed up by solid training and experience in the Swiss Hotel industry (Sam has a diploma as “Hotelier-Restaurateur VDH/SHV” from the Swiss Hotelier Association), you can be sure of enjoying a premier experience of superb hospitality at Sam's Giardino in Swakopmund.
It was initially a residential property, but had all the characteristics Sam was after: a good kitchen (first and foremost) and plenty of room to add an extra wing. The hotel was opened at the end of 1998, comprising reception, kitchen, wine cellar, two lounges, small restaurant with bar and nine guest rooms. Since then Sam’s Giardino has undergone extensive additions, improvements and renovations to ensure that it stays at the forefront of the hospitality industry in Swakopmund.
Sam’s philosophy is one of always thinking of new ways to make the stay at Sam’s Giardino in Swakopmund a unique, satisfying experience for his guests, and a pleasant and empowering experience for his staff. Sybille Ermann mans (or shall we rather say “womans”) the reception and office, while Beethoven is the friendly four-footed PR Manager.
am’s Giardino (meaning “Sam’s Garden”) is situated in Kramersdorf, a residential suburb of Swakopmund, so you can be sure of enjoying peace and quiet during your stay. The GPS coordinates are S 22° 48’ 48.4’’ E 14° 32’ 11.9’’.
Sam’s Giardino in Swakopmund, Namibia, offers 5 twin-bedded rooms, 2 double-bed rooms, and one secluded honeymoon room (with a king size bed). Each room is en suite, and equipped with direct dial telephone, hair dryer, safe, heater and small lounge area. Thoughtful details include anti-allergic linen. The rooms are on 2 floors, with 4 rooms on each floor. Room service runs from 7:00 to 24:00 daily.
The large garden at Sam’s Giardino is truly an oasis, and boasts a fish pond, gazebo, loungers and shaded seating. Parking is on site and there is a security gate. Sam’s Giardino has wireless internet access, and there are fax facilities at reception, should you need them.
The ground floor lounge houses a library (books and videos), music centre and satellite TV, while the upper floor lounge has an interesting tourist info centre to help you plan your trips.
While staying at Sam’s Giardino, make sure that you visit some of the very interesting attractions in and around Swakopmund, such as scenic flights along the famous Skeleton Coast of Namibia, a trip to Sossusvlei or a cultural visit to the Kaokoland’s Himba people. There are guided excursions into the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, dunes around Swakopmund, prehistoric art and sites in Spitzkoppe, Erongo and Brandberg Mountains, or rhino trekking in the Ugab River Valley.