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Centrally located to easily explore Swakopmund, our Salty Jackal Surf Camp and Backpackers is all about surfing, sustainable living and extraordinary food. It's what we love and live for. We follow the wind, waves and tides and like to share our local knowledge and love for Namibia with our guests and like to show you around.
This is a relaxed town on our wave-rich coastline, buzzing with good coffee and nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert dunes. Mingle with like-minded travellers in our laid-back, personal atmosphere, share stories and good times. We are in walking distance to the beach, dunes, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, a laundry, and more. Swakopmund is a small town and perfect for getting around on foot, by bicycle or by taxi for those late nights.
Built in the 1960s, renovated in 2009, our eco-friendly backpackers hostel blends together old-world style and quality with modern, comfortable and simple living. Decorated to inspire surfing and quality food while also showcasing our breathtakingly beautiful country.
Sleeping in total 14 guests, choose at our backpackers between double and twin rooms or the 6-bed mixed dorm which has spacious bunk beds.
If you prefer to cater for yourself, we have a fully equipped kitchen as well as a barbecue area. Get some veggies or herbs from our beautiful, olive tree-lined food garden. Alternatively, sign up for our delicious home-cooked dinners.
Communal spaces and facilities include free Wi-Fi, table tennis, a mini gym, slackline and hammocks as well as on-site parking.
Go surfing with us or take surf lessons at our Salty Jackal Surf School. Welcome to beautiful, wide-open Namibia and its uncrowded waves! For those who enjoy surfing, adventure and vast, natural landscapes - this is the place for you with numerous quality surf breaks within a few kilometres. Namibia's ONLY surf camps are hosted at our Salty Jackal Surf Camp and backpackers for small groups who wish to dedicate some serious time to their surfing.
For adrenaline junkies - how about skydiving over the world's oldest desert or sand boarding and quad biking on the ever-shifting dunes of the Namib desert?
To venture further into Namibia join our "surfaris" (surfing and safaris). Our multilingual and dedicated team is available almost 24/7 to give quality local information on activities, gastronomy, sights, surfing and anything else.