Cornerstone Guesthouse

Swakopmund, Namibia

At a Glance

  • Family run guesthouse in the heart of Swakopmund

  • Great base from which to explore Namibia's coastal playground

  • Three self catered apartments right on the seafront

  • Personal and friendly service

  • There are also two family rooms ideal for a family of four or five

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Best time to Visit

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The best time to visit Namibia is between May and September, when it's cool and dry. Summer (November to March) is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.

December and January see the main school holidays: so the coast is busier at this time.

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Insider's View

Ask the hotel to make you a reservation at The Jetty or The Tug one evening. Both restaurants are great, the seafood is amazing.

It is always worth getting the reception staffs advice on what to do as they always have fun new things for you to try!

To start planning your holiday to Cornerstone Guesthouse


Cornerstone Guesthouse is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Swakopmund on Namibia's picturesque Skeleton Coast. This peaceful family run, bed and breakfast offers a personal service and is a perfect base from which to explore Swakopmund.

The great location of this guesthouse means you are near to The Marine Museum and The Old Brewery in Swakopmund as well as being just a 10-minute walk from the sea front. The guesthouse has five double bedrooms and two family rooms which are perfect for families with younger children.

Cornerstone also has three self-catering apartments on the seafront, all three can sleep up to six guests and these are the perfect option if anyone wants to spend a bit more time in Swakopmund or if they are travelling in a bigger group.

The staff here are absolutely charming and nothing is too much trouble for them. They also have a great concierge service and will recommend the best restaurants and activities in Swakopmund. As you are just 10-minutes from the main beach, you can easily walk to the famous Tug Restaurant which is known for its amazing oysters.

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The rooms here are simply decorated and very comfortable. The family rooms are perfect for a family of four and each room has an en-suite bathroom. The self-catered apartments are very spacious with three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a separate living area and small kitchenette leading on to a private terrace with sea views.


Children of all ages are welcome and Cornerstone and the self-catered apartments are ideal for bigger families.


Using Cornerstone as your base, you are in the perfect location from which to enjoy all the activities on offer in Swakopmund from kayaking trips with the seals out at Pelican Point to dune boarding to visiting the local museums.



Miles McConnell (Staff)

Cornerstone Guest House is the best example of a traditional B&B with fantastic service and attention from the owners who also manage the hotel. They make sure that your time in Swakopmund is spent well, exploring the local area and are always willing to spend a bit more time and find out what experiences you might enjoy the most.

In addition to the lovely classic rooms in the main hotel they also offer a selection of self catered three bedroom apartments nearby that are perfect for families or groups travelling together.


  • Kayaking with Seals

    The Lagoon at Walvis Bay offers a marine haven for birds and marine creatures. A morning kayak safari, when the water is calm is one of the best ways to observe the Cape fur seal colonies & flamingos. Dolphins and pelicans are also regularly spotted.

  • Living Desert Safari

    This half day tour sets off into Swakopmund's desert terrain in search of its resident fauna. Your guide will seek out fascinating creatures such as specially adapted beetles, legless lizards and geckos. Particularly popular for families.

  • Pelican Point - Photography

    Pelican Point is the most wonderful place for any photographer, whether you are amateur or professional. There are also varied subjects whether you are interested in the seal colony, flamingos and prowling jackal, or the off-shore ships through the mist.

  • Sandboarding On The Dunes

    For an adrenaline pumping adventure go sandboarding on the dunes of the Namib Desert.

  • Sandwich Harbour Tour

    Explore the remote and wild coastline south of Swakopmund and discover the dramatic rolling dunes and lagoons teeming with bird life at Sandwich Harbour.

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Location & directions

Swakopmund, Namibia

In the heart of Swakopmund on the Namibian coast. Just 5-minutes from the beach and close to the shops, museums and the historic heart of Namibia's coastal playground.

How to get there

Swakopmund is a straightforward drive from Windhoek, a journey of approximately five hours on a good tarmac road. It is also accessible from Sossusvlei in the south, and Damaraland in the north, so fits nicely into any driving circuit. Alternatively there are flights into Walvis Bay which is an hour's drive south, or light aircraft flights from safari lodges around the country.

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