We were disappointed that the guesthouse was full, but Peter the owner offered us one of their self-catering apartments as an alternative..............wow! It really was fantastic.
The Atlantic Sicht is a 3 bed garden apartment in a block opposite the beach. We had the whole place to ourselves, which did seem a bit of a waste for just the two of us, but we weren't complaining!!
It is decorated like a show home in a magazine - absolutely stunning. There are supermarkets about a 5 min walk away, so able to get provisions for breakfasts, which you can enjoy while looking out to the seaview.
A lovely patio area and garden for sundowners, and 5 minute walk from The Tug seafood restaurant, and about 8 minutes from everywhere else.
There is a huge garage, and the whole block is very safe and secure - full of affluent residents.
We spent 3 nights here and could have easily stayed longer. The apartment would be a top spot to stay if there are a group of you.
The only down side (if there has to be a downside) is that the apartment is just so lovely that you worry in case you damage anything..............so would not recommend if for anyone who has young kids in tow........you really wouldn't want to be cleaning stains off the white leather sofa!!
We ate at the German alehouse in town - fabulous host (though forget his name) - and superb Eland steak. Good value and tasty pasta at Nonnas.
Best fun - dune surfing!! Also enjoyed the quad bikes. And a magical kayaking trip with Francois (OpenWater kayak tours Walvis Bay - can book through the tourist office) - magical to be paddling out there with numerous dolphins and seals.
We didn't have time - but heard good reports about the Sandwich Harbour tour and the Desert tour - 'the little five'.
Swapokmund is definitely worth the trip, and Altantic Sicht was a 5 star stop.
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- 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. ... more less
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