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Cornerstone Guesthouse

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- Simple but stylish rooms
- Friendly and efficient service
- Located between beach and town

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Situated between the beach and the town of vibrant Swakopmund, Cornerstone Guesthouse is a peaceful, family-run boutique B&B. The main guesthouse occupies a quiet corner a short drive from the main facilities of the town, but only a short walk away from downtown restaurants.

Cornerstone has a relaxed atmosphere, combining the intimacy of a family-run establishment with the amenities of a modern hotel. Though simple, the décor of the main areas remains tasteful and contemporary, with a bright breakfast room and small adjoining lounge containing a satellite TV. A continental buffet with made-to-order eggs is served in the morning. The gardens are pleasant and well-tended, and secure parking is available. A mobile phone pre-programmed with out-of-hours contact numbers is provided for peace of mind. The guesthouse also maintains three luxury apartments dotted around Swakopmund: Atlantik Sicht and An Der Mole bordering the ocean, and Moringa Gardens in the centre of town.

The accommodation consists of five double or twin rooms, and two family rooms, each with ensuite bathroom containing a shower, with the exception of room five, which also contains a bath. The rooms are fashioned in a clean and crisp style, with white linen, dark wood, and tasteful soft furnishings. Each contains a satellite TV, mini fridge, coffee and tea station, room safe, WiFi access, and a private patio leading out into the garden. Laundry is available at additional cost.

All three of the afore-mentioned luxury self-catering apartments sleep six over three double rooms, and come complete with spacious open-plan lounge and kitchen areas, two bathrooms, washing and drying facilities, and garages for secure parking. Whilst An Der Mole makes use of its stunning beach-side location with a nautical blue-and-white décor and decking featuring sun loungers, Atlantik Sicht is more modern, with sleek contemporary fixtures. Moringa Gardens is light and modern also, though high exposed wooden-beam ceilings and warm colours make for a cosier feel.

The guesthouse is located near the Marine Museum and Old Brewery, for guests looking to explore some of Swakopmund's more cultural facilities. However, this vibrant town on the Skeleton Coast is better known for its adrenaline sports. The guesthouse owners are able to recommend a variety of activities such as quad biking and dune boarding in the town's huge neighbouring sand dunes. A day trip south to Sandwich harbour is a highlight, where a lovely dune-walled lagoon provides beautiful photography opportunities, and the chance to experience the rich coastal birdlife. Kayaking to seal colonies, taking dolphin and whale cruises, or just relaxing on the beach are also options.

Children are welcome and the main guesthouse has two family rooms, each accommodating four guests, with a double bedroom, and a lounge area containing fold-out beds. Cots are also available, and there are no age restrictions. Each of the luxury self-catering apartments can accommodate families, or larger groups of guests, in comfort and style and there are plenty of activities in the area for all age groups.

Cornerstone Guesthouse provides modern, comfortable, and friendly accommodation in a variety of locations in and around Swakopmund.

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  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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