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Cornerstone Guesthouse

Accommodation in Swakopmund - Namibia

Located within easy reach of the town centre of Namibia's premier seaside resort is the delightful Cornerstone Guesthouse. This small, private and peaceful bed and breakfast establishment is set in the old part of Swakopmund, near the aquarium and the old brewery. It combines 'all the modern amenities of a luxury hotel, with the charm and intimacy of a family-run business'.

With the added attraction of having 2 nearby luxury self-catering apartments, An Der Mole and Atlantik Sicht, Cornerstone Guesthouse is the ideal coastal destination for tourists, the business community as well as for families.

Within a few minutes from Cornerstone is a pleasant walk to the beach, as well as a decent range of cafés, restaurants and lively pubs. Swakopmund's tourist attractions include a variety of interesting shops, markets, with modern banking and medical facilities for your enjoyment. Cornerstone Guesthouse is a member of the Hospitality Association of Namibia.

Facilities include a lounge area, complete with satellite TV channels, a private garden, in-house wireless Internet connection, secure off-street parking and a same-day laundry service. Airport transfers can also be arranged.

Breakfast can be taken inside the guesthouse at individual tables or weather permitting, outside on the verandah. A selection of fresh fruits and juices, yoghurt, breads, preserves and eggs and bacon, (cooked to order), will be served, complemented with freshly brewed coffee or a choice of tea. The attractions of Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast are awaiting to be explored after this hearty start to the day!

Accommodation at Cornerstone Guest House is in 5 double or twin rooms, each unit has a private entrance and patio with table and chairs. En-suite bathrooms, solar-assisted showers, wall-mounted LCD flat-screen satellite TV, mini-fridge, kettle, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hair-dryer, and wireless Internet access are standard.

There are also 2 self-catering apartments located within a short distance from Cornerstone Guesthouse:

An Der Mole self-catering apartment #1: An Der Mole is 'separated from the sea by the promenade and a well-tended public garden'. Its name is derived from the days when Swakopmund was a former harbour where small boats would berth. It is a luxury apartment in a prime location on the edge of Swakopmund's main swimming beach. Facilities in this fully-furnished luxury apartment include:

  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a main en-suite bathroom.
  • Lounge with satellite TV.
  • Fully equipped kitchen.
  • Large balcony with sea view.
  • Open-plan dining area.
  • Washing machine / tumbledrier and dishwasher.
  • Barbecue and sun loungers.
  • Double garage.
  • 3G internet is available on request

Atlantik Sicht self-catering apartment #2: Atlantik Sicht (German for Atlantic view) is another luxury self-catering apartment, literally metres from the sea and minutes from Swakopmund town centre, between the aquarium and the jetty. Atlantik Sicht is a convenient and luxurious base to explore Swakopmund on foot, day and night. Facilities in this fully-furnished luxury apartment include:

  • 3 double bedrooms.
  • Main en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
  • A 2nd bathroom with shower.
  • Heated towel rails.
  • Dining area and open-plan kitchen with bar counter.
  • Lounge with 2 LCD satellite TV's.
  • Fully equipped kitchen.
  • Private patio and garden with sea view.
  • Barbecue and sun loungers.
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Double garage.
  • Alarm
  • 3G internet is available on request

Swakopmund car hire can also be arranged.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Cornerstone Guest House: Atlantik Sicht Living Area
  • Cornerstone Guest House: Guesthouse Patio
  • Cornerstone Guest House: An Der Mole Lounge
  • Cornerstone Guest House: Gusetshouse Gardens
  • Cornerstone Guest House: An Der Mole Room
  • Cornerstone Guest House: Guesthouse Garden
  • Cornerstone Guest House: Guesthouse Room
  • Cornerstone Guest House: Atlantik Sicht Room
  • Cornerstone Guest House: An Der Mole Patio With Sea View
  • Cornerstone Guest House: Atlantik Sicht Bathroom
  • Cornerstone Guest House: An Der Mole Rooms
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Activities from Swakopmund
Ballooning in Swakopmund

A hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert

Bird Watching Day Trips

Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert

Cape Cross Tour

A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross

Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour

Visits the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater which is best known for it's desert adapted plants such as the Welwitschia Mirabilis


Everything from sharks to pilchards

Living Desert Tour

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Namib Desert Day Trip

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Namib Desert Night Walks

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Quad Biking

2 hour guided trip into the dune belt near Swakopmund (50km) - you enter an area where you cannot get to by car or foot. No experience necessary...


Skitter down the slip faces of a tall star dune near Swakopmund at 80km/h on a lie-down board, or enjoy the style and grace of a stand-up board. No experience necessary.

Sandwich Harbour Tour

A day trip from Swakopmund down the Skeleton Coast to Sandwich Harbour


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Spitzkoppe Day Tour

Full day tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountains - you will meet the Damara people and be introduced to the Bushman rock art of the area.

Swakopmund Sightseeing

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Catamaran Cruise

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Dolphin Cruise

A dolphin cruise around the Walvis Bay Lagoon

Historian Quad Bike Edu-Desert Tour

Quad biking in the coastal dunes with a difference. These tours concentrate on the fauna, flora & people who inhabit the dune belt, excellent guiding and stunning scenery make this an experience not to be missed

Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour Combo

An eventful day trip combining kayaking on the lagoon with a 4x4 trip through the Namib Desert dunes ending in Sandwich Harbour

Marine & Dune Day Trip

A morning of cruising on the Walvis Bay lagoon is followed by the spectacular and thrilling drive to the natural harbour & splendid birdlife of Sandwich Harbour

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon

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On the corner of Rhode Allee and Hendrik Witbooi, Swakopmund

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