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Cornerstone Guesthouse

A unique bed and breakfast that is just a two-minute walk from the Swakopmund town center and five minutes from the beach, Cornerstone Guesthouse offers the allure of both worlds. City life with well-known restaurants and other attractions is within easy reach of relaxed coastal living.

Five of the guesthouse’s seven rooms have double and twin beds serve guests, while the remaining two rooms can accommodate families of four. Features of each room include flat-screen satellite TV, wireless internet, mini fridge, complimentary tea and coffee bar, private garden, and en suite bath. Wood and tile flooring meld with beach house style to produce a light, relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy your stay in comfort and safety knowing that the guesthouse offers a private outside entrance, digital safe, and secure off-street parking.

In addition to the main guesthouse, Cornerstone offers several self-catering apartments (each sleeping six comfortably) in Swakopmund. Near the most popular swimming beach, An Der Mole is a luxurious self-catering apartment separated from the seashore by only a promenade and well-tended public garden. The Atlantic Sicht apartment is also near the coast, and Moringa Gardens is a penthouse apartment situated in the center of Swakopmund with easy access to area restaurants and attractions.

Where the dunes meet the sea on the western edge of the Namib Desert, the city of Swakopmund was founded at the time of the German colonial expansion into Africa. There are a host of activities to be enjoyed locally. Fishing tours can be arranged with a number of local operators that also provide tackle. The nearby ocean has many excellent edible species including kob, white steenbras, galjoen, and kolstert, while a number of large shark species can be caught and released. Take a half-day tour to the seal breeding colony at Cape Cross or to Messum Crater, famous for its unique desert-adapted plant, Welwitschia Mirabilis.

Explore the life and beauty of the Namib Desert on a night walk or take a quad-biking (four-wheeling) or sand-boarding adventure across the dunes. Discover the wonders of the Skeleton Coast by exploring it in a 4x4 vehicle, stopping at the ancient delta of the Ugab River, known for its fossilized freshwater-oyster shells the size of dinner plates. Observe the abundant bird life in the Walvis Bay lagoon while enjoying a catamaran cruise that will also allow you to encounter dolphins and seals.

When not exploring the surrounding area, tour the historical buildings and monuments of Swakopmund. Popular attractions include Swakopmund Museum, the National Marine Aquarium, a crystal gallery, the Rossmund Desert Golf Course, and an abandoned steam locomotive dating from 1896.

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