Cornerstone guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small, private and peaceful bed and breakfast an easy walk to the sea and the town centre of Swakopmund on Namibia's fascinating Skeleton Coast. Occupying a quiet corner of Swakopmund's old town near the marine museum and the old brewery, Cornerstone Guesthouse offers the charm and intimacy of a family-run B&B combined with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel.

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.

Cornerstone Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast accommodation in seven double or twin rooms two of which are family rooms, sleeping a family of four. The rooms each have a private entrance and patio with table and chairs; inside, the rooms are light, spacious and neat with tile and wood floors, beach house colours and your choice of double or twin beds. All rooms have en suite bathrooms with large solar-assisted showers and modern fittings.

Room facilities include:

· Wall-mounted LCD flat-screen satellite TV

· Mini fridge

· Kettle with complimentary tea and coffee

· Outside entrance and private patio

· En suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin

· Digital safe

· Hair dryer, iron and ironing board on request

· International wall sockets

· Wireless internet access

The breakfast room at Cornerstone Guesthouse is large, light and airy. You can sit on the verandah on warm days or inside at individual tables. We offer an inclusive breakfast with a fresh selection of fruits, juices, yoghurts, breads, preserves and eggs and bacon cooked to order. Wash that all down with our freshly brewed coffee or your choice of tea and you'll be ready to explore the attractions of Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast.

Facilities and services include:

· Same-day laundry service

· Airport transfers

· Lounge area with satellite TV

· Private garden

· Secure off-street parking

· Activities and dining booking service

· Wireless internet throughout the guesthouse

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

Double garage.

3G internet is available on request

Swakopmund car hire can also be arranged.

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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.

Fishing: Everything from sharks to pilchards.

Living Desert Tour: A half day tour into the Namib Desert.

Namib Desert Day Trip: A day trip from Swakopmund into the Namib Desert.

Namib Desert Night Walks: Explore the Namib Desert at night on foot - a great way to learn about the nocturnal creatures which inhabit this part of Namibia.

Swakopmund: 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.

Sandboarding: 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.

Skydiving: Leave the safety of the aircraft and join a tandem skydive. No experience required!

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: This tour is an exploration into the past, present & future of the town of Swakopmund.

Catamaran Cruise: View the lagoon from the comfort of a catamaran.

Walvis Bay: 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.

Kayaking: Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon.

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Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Young, Marcelle

29 Aug 2013

Perfect flat we stayed Morningsea...excellent and exactly what we needed.. highly recommend it

Warner, Beverly

7 Jun 2011

Top rate B & B. Well run with the very best breakfast room and food selection. Excellent WiFi connection.

Mckee, Pat

6 Jul 2016

Amazing place. Lovely rooms. Spectacular breakfast. Within easy walking distance of waterfront and downtown.

Arnelas, Raul Cruz

7 Sep 2011

Great location and accomodation. Peter, the host its a great person and gives many information. They are so kind.

Siefken, Dirk

12 Jan 2015

Very nice guesthouse in Swakop. Unfortunately we spent only one day there but we liked it very much. Good location.

Marson, Pier Paolo

18 Sep 2017

Excellent apartment with all kinds of comforts. Great kindness of the owners. Unforgettable and relaxing experience!

Newsome, Michael

4 Sep 2015

Lovely place to re cooperate after a busy few days in Sossusvlei and a couple of long journeys. Very friendly and helpful owners

Davies, Linda

13 Nov 2011

A really top class B&B - we had a mini apartment ! Excellent service and food, and advice re restaurants - they even booked for us ..

Dean, Joe

29 Sep 2014

Only had an evening here but the owners were friendly and the apartment would have been great for a longer stay to make the most of it.

Moysey, Deb

14 Oct 2017

Terrific reception at corner stone taken to apartment made dinner reservation for us plenty of room in apartment great views close everything


28 Jun 2014

We stayed at Atlantic Apartment, very swish and spacious for 2 people, nice position by the sea but 5 minute walk to breakfast (or short drive).

Holgate, Carolyn

4 Apr 2016

Perfect location within walking distance of Tyger Reef Bar, Tug restaurant, beach promenade and town. Amazing house to rent with everything you could ask for.

Nevill, David

3 Nov 2013

Very convenient so that we could walk everywhere. I would not want to arrive in Swakopmund on a Saturday afternoon as everything then very shut, also on Sunday.

Read, Mary

18 Apr 2017

We had 3 nights here, very nice comfortable B&B. Helpful staff, recommended places to eat etc. Not sure we needed 3 nights in Swakop, 2 would probably have been enough

Donovan, Dennis & Patricia

28 Jul 2015

We stayed at An Mole Apartment and it was fantastic. Right on beach, spotless, spacious, quality fittings, safe lock up car park, short walk to town or for coastal walk or biking.

Gambrill, Mary

17 Oct 2016

We stayed in Morenga gardens which was a beautiful apartment so convenient to the centre of Swakopmund. Perfect half way through the holiday to do some washing, and some self catering.

Ochoa, Silvia

23 Sep 2012

We stayed at `Atlantik Sicht` and had allways breakfast at the main house. We have no words to describe our pleasure! Far exceed our expectations. The sunset at the sea view from our balcony was fantastic. Really `Atlantik Sicht`!

House, Teri

6 Jan 2017

We loved the quaintness of these accommodations. Peter was a wonderful breakfast host each morning. Swakopmund was a lovely place to relax and explore. We also enjoyed our dinners that Allison booked at the Tug, and Jetty restaurants.

Strange, Paul

10 Nov 2014

Excellent. Quiet, clean and comfortable and within walking distance of the centre of Swakopmund. Breakfast was good. Car parking was secure within the grounds of the property. Reception staff were helpful and friendly. A good choice when staying in Swakopmund.

Rinaldi, Mandy

24 Jun 2011

This wonderful guesthouse has yet to reach the pages of guide books. It is an absolute gem - a haven in the tourist town of Swakopmund. Peter is a fantastic host and his warmth makes for a very special stay. Its accommodation and service are tasteful and impeccable.

Hensley, Kathy

28 Aug 2013

We loved this guesthouse in Swakopmund--very comfortable and only a short walk to restaurants and other sites. We had a family room, with 2 foldout beds for the kids and a separate bedroom for the adults. The room was like a little apartment, complete with a kitchen area.


On the corner of Rhode Allee and Hendrik Witbooi, Cornerstone Guesthouse is within earshot of the Atlantic Ocean, 500m from the Marine Museum and the delightful Tug Seafood Restaurant both overlooking the sea. Close to the sea we are also close to the town centre where a safe two-minute walk takes you to several bistros, curio shops, craft markets, galleries, museums, shops and amenities.

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