Gregarious cattle rancher turned gregarious hotelier Pete Bassingthwaighte (the name itself carries a long story worth hearing) is the life and soul of Cornerstone Guesthouse - a small and peaceful bed and breakfast in Swakopmund on Namibia's fascinating Skeleton Coast.
On a quiet corner – as most of them are in Swakopmund – of the old town near the Swakopmund Maritime Museum, Cornerstone Guesthouse is a charming family-run B & B equipped with the amenities of a luxury hotel. The light beach house d&ecor is carried with small details throughout the guesthouse and the relaxed beach holiday mood pervades.
The five rooms have private entrances each with a small patio overlooking the secluded garden; all rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers (solar-assisted in this eco-mad country); LCD satellite TV, discreetly wall-mounted; bar fridge; coffee and tea; hair dryers and digital safes.
Bed and breakfast accommodation; five twin rooms; outside entrance and private patios; en suite bathrooms with showers; mini fridge; satellite TV; tea/coffee; safe; hair dryer; lounge and breakfast room; garden patio; laundry; wireless internet; safe off-street parking; concierge services.
Top of the list of Cornerstone's attributes is the accommodation's location in Swakopmund. A few minutes' walk and you can be at the Tug Restaurant overlooking the sea or strolling along the town's main street shopping up some excess bagage.
Page last updated: 17 Sep 2013