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Inside the Actual Lighthouse | Am Leuchtturm Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 64 400 380
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Me and my girl come here a lot. It's the best pizzas in Namibia. Truth. With a slight elevation advantage you get to look over towards the sea, while the old lighthouse looms behind you. There is a super friendly manager guy walking around the whole time cracking jokes. He is a funny guy. The menu has a range of... More 

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New City, New York
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Yes, it's very cool to eat in a lighthouse. The location is special; unfortunately, the food is not. Went for dinner and both my partner and I were unimpressed with the meal. Poorly prepared fish with bland sauce. Chewy steak. A server that was attentive for the first half of the evening, but disappeared for the second half. If you... More 

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1 Thank ehtopuz
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch. A combination of pizza, pasta and King clip was ordered between us and there were no disappointments. Good service. Food could have been slightly quicker but not a big issue.

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Thank Oscar G
Gauteng
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Maybe the expectation were to big. We've ordered pizzas (lunch), which were well prepared, must say some of the best around. Service were fine. Busy at time, and could assist within timeframe.

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Thank AniaGauteng
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Visit the place based on bradt guidebook recommendation and what a disappointment . It started with a 10 minute wait outside ,waiting to be seated even though the restaurant was half empty. Inside the service kept being slow , long wait for waiter to take our order , long wait for drinks , long wait for food ... We hoped... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had dinner here on our first night in Swakopmund, recommended by our B&B host. The setting is interesting, but unfortunately they didn't have a table for us in the main restaurant, so we were in the tent out the back. The oryx steak was amazing - perfectly, perfectly cooked, succulent and just very yummy. The accompanying veges were pretty... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

After reading decent reviews of this restaurant in the Bradt guide we decided to go for dinner and found the food to be rather bland, and overpriced. The linefish and prawn had very little flavouring and when asked if they had tartare sauce the answer was no. To be honest it tasted like something an inexperienced chef could have cooked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I enjoyed the meal greatly, lunching in the warmness of the Namib sun. I had a plougman's platter which was greatly enjoyable. The lighthouse is a good setting.

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Windhoek
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

I can really recommend this spot for the best pizza (the 22 Degrees South Pizza is a total knockout!) in town. The seafood spaghetti is top notch and the service warm & friendly. It is lovely to sit outside when the weather permits. This restaurant is without any fuss and is child, dog and guinea fowl friendly! They sport a... More 

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Thank Ronel E
Windhoek, Namibia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

The service is shocking. It took ages for anything to be brought.The food was dreadful. I had tasteless fish served with a few pieces of steamed veggies with absolutely no seasoning, herbs or butter. Yuk! The rest of my families' food was also tasteless and bland. It took us over 2 hours to have lunch! Drinks were served warm because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$41
Cuisine
Italian, European, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Inside the Actual Lighthouse | Am Leuchtturm Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 64 400 380
Description
This is NOT the pub at the beach, but an Italian restaurant INSIDE the actual lighthouse.

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