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Namibia➝ Erongo➝ Swakopmund

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Italian

Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Namibia, Salty Jackal Backpackers & Surf Camp offers a unique escape to the wave-rich coastline of Swakopmund. This coastal town, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the ever-shifting dunes of the Namib Desert, serves as the perfect backdrop for those seeking a blend of surfing, adventure, and natural wonders. Swakopmund's relaxed atmosphere, complemented by the buzz of good coffee, creates an inviting haven for travelers looking to experience the uncrowded waves and vast, untouched beauty of Namibia.

For surf enthusiasts and adventure seekers, Salty Jackal stands as a gateway to extraordinary surf experiences. With uncrowded waves and often empty lineups, the surf camps cater to all levels of expertise. Whether you're a beginner learning the basics or an experienced surfer chasing the world-famous Skeleton Bay, the camp's International Surfing Association (ISA) qualified instructors ensure a quality surfing experience. The promise of surfing with seals, dolphins, and mesmerizing birdlife adds a unique dimension to each session. With the possibility of two surf sessions per day, the camp maximizes the opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in Namibia's pristine surfing environment.

Salty Jackal offers more than just a place to rest; it provides a cozy and complete home away from home. The 5-bedroom house, centrally located in Swakopmund, boasts a welcoming atmosphere complete with pets and a food garden. The dedicated multilingual team, fluent in English, German, Italian, Dutch, Afrikaans, and even a bit of French, ensures a warm and inclusive environment. The hostel's facilities include free Wi-Fi, safe parking, and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Guests can unwind with activities like table tennis, a mini-gym, or relax in the hammocks. The accommodation reflects the spirit of Salty Jackal, where life follows the rhythm of the wind, waves, and tides, creating a harmonious space to share local knowledge and a love for Namibia with fellow guests.



  • Breakfast, seasonal fruit, coffee & tea
  • Drinking water
  • Unlimited,fiber optic wifi
  • A big room full of surfboards and wetsuits for surf camp guests to use
  • Beautiful garden with lawns and edible plants & herbs for delicious, healthy cooking
  • Chill areas, hammocks and a comfy lounge with board games and books to read
  • Fitness equipment, table tennis/beer pong, slackline and balance boar
  • 4 bicycles for guests to use
  • Honesty bar stocked with beers, wines, softdrinks, snacks and chocolates
  • Surfing experiences with seals, dolphins, and diverse birdlife.
  • Guided surf tours along the Skeleton Coast.
  • All-inclusive strike missions to Skeleton Bay for experienced surfers.
  • Optional surf photography services to document surfing experiences.
  • Gear rental available for those in need.
  • Adventure activities such as skydiving, sand-boarding, and quad-biking in the Namib Desert.
  • Multilingual team fluent in English, German, Italian, Dutch, Afrikaans, and some French.
  • Common facilities include free Wi-Fi, safe parking, and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen.
  • Recreational amenities such as table tennis, a mini-gym, slackline, and hammocks.
  • Regular events such as delicious dinner nights and BBQs around the fire.
  • Opportunities for cultural experiences, including sundowners and BBQs in the Namib Desert.
  • Recommendations for additional activities in Swakopmund, such as yoga classes, rock climbing, paragliding, and kitesurfing.
  • Guidance on additional activities in Swakopmund for various tastes and budgets.
  • Information on exploring the wilderness, wildlife, and indigenous cultures in Namibia.
  • Assistance with organizing safaris to Etosha National Park or Sossusvlei.