Corona Guest Farm
Corona Guest Farm is considered the jewel of guest farms in the Khomas Hochland. Located on a plateau in the foothills of the Gamsberg Mountains, Corona offers breathtaking vistas. Old wells and ox wagon trails suggest that Corona and its sister farm Piccadilly served as a rest-stop for ox wagon convoys during the German colonial era at the turn to the 20th century. The guest farm is known for its outstanding service and excellent cuisine. It is the perfect stopover to just relax for a few days, but is also the perfect base from where to climb the Gamsberg Mountain.
Corona Guest Farm provides three deluxe family-size suites with a capacity of three adults. These suites, the Kudu, Elephant and the Leopard, are located in the main farmhouse. The rooms are spacious, cozy and well equipped. Each room has its own interesting en-suite bathroom, selection of books and ornaments, and a mini-bar/fridge. The facilities include a lounge area which is furnished with a sofa, coffee table and a writing desk. Steps lead up to the bedroom, with a double bed, and a print mirroring the name of the room. A glass door leads to a private outside veranda, and to the communal areas of the garden.
Usually the three family room are allocated on a first booked - first served basis so if you'd prefer to be accommodated in one of these, please ensure you book as early as possible.
Our six standard rooms can each accommodate two adults. Two of them are located in the main farmhouse whereas four of them in a separate house next to the main farmhouse. The rooms are smaller and more modern than the indoor suites. They all have double beds, with bed-side table and lights, a fridge and a writing desk and chair. All the rooms have own bathroom, with a shower. Outside of these rooms is a long, shaded veranda with a scenic mountain view.
The main area has high ceilings, with a pleasant, cool temperature. There is a collection of old antiques and a variety of foreign and exotic memento’s, not to mention some rugs, animal skins and an assortment of carvings. Upstairs facilities include a tv-room with a small library.
Give your soul a break at the Jewel of Gamsberg, Welcome to Corona Guest Farm
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, away from the daily routine, away from the hassle of travelling. Get away from everything . . .
. . . Corona Guest Farm is remote!
Situated mid-way between Windhoek and the Atlantic coast, Corona Guest Farm sits quietly in the centre of a plateau skirted to the east by the massive Gamsberg Mountain - at 2347m (7,700 ft),
the fourth highest in Namibia. Gamsberg is sometimes referred to locally as 'Table Mountain' because of its relatively flat and level peak.
Here Corona's owners have generated their own little oasis, a traditionally styled farmhouse and secondary buildings surrounded by a garden of abundance, colourful flowers, and tall trees offering plenty of shade.
During your stay you will be treated generously - as part of the family. Accommodation varies from grand split-level suites to standard rooms separate from the main house, and four en-suite tents positioned well away from the buildings. Corona has an excellent reputation for its delicious cuisine, well cooked and presented.
Travelling to Corona you will get some sense of its beautiful unspoilt scenery as you drive through the spectacular Gamsberg Pass from the east, or approach through the foothills from the west. Once you arrive you can absorb the grandeur of your surroundings more fully with a cool drink by the delightful swimming pool overlooking the plateau - Gamsberg looming behind you.
When you've wound down to the quiet and peaceful nature of your surroundings, you may start thinking about what you can do at Corona. The answer is plenty! It's more a question of how much you can manage to do during your stay. There is plenty of scope for the more energetic Guests and much to do of a more relaxing nature. Children are welcome and will also find plenty to amuse them.
When it comes to leaving, you won't want to . . . but your senses, your body and soul will be revived, relaxed and ready to re-join the world outside, after your sojourn at one of Namibia's most beautiful guest farms: Corona Guest Farm - 'the Jewel of Gamsberg'.
Central Communal Reception Area
The large Reception area you encounter when you first arrive has a high ceiling and remains pleasantly cool even on the hottest days. All around are curios, antiques and exotic mementos from a previous age or travels in distant lands - rugs, animal skins and many fascinating carvings.
The large room makes a comfortable and welcoming lounge area which also incorporates an open-plan dining area with a small adjacent bar.
Meals are usually taken as a group with other Guests, indoors or outdoors depending on the weather and circumstances on the day. Corona is renowned for its cuisine and catering, so your taste buds will undoubtedly be fully satisfied.
Breakfast comprises an irresistible variety of hot and cold dishes to give your day a good kick-start. Dinner is equally sumptuous and will be sufficient for even the hungriest.
The chef is happy to cater for vegetarians.
A delightful large modern swimming pool is to be found away from the main house set in grassy surroundings. The pool terrace has an area with table and seating overlooking the surrounding area, while ancient jacaranda trees shade other areas.
A separate room offering a full range of satellite TV programmes.
A wide selection of books is available and a Reading Corner will suit those who want to immerse themselves in a book in peace and quiet.
Shaded Car Parking Space
Available for all Guests.
Co-ordinates: S 23° 23.568' E 16° 09.975'
Length: approximately 800 metres
About 500m from the house
There are many activities available at Corona Guest Farm. Here are just a few . . .
Walkers and Hikers will want to take advantage of way-marked walks in the area ranging from 2 - 12 km in length. Experienced hikers may be unable to resist the challenge of climbing Gamsberg mountain. Those less experienced, or less energetic, will still enjoy walking and hiking around the lower levels of the plateau and mountain with plenty to see by way flora and fauna, birds and wild mammals. Walking here carries little risk of attack from animals.
Wildlife and Scenic Photography. Game such as kudu, steenbok, oryx and the rare Hartmann's mountain zebra are commonly seen in the area and provide ample opportunities for good sightings and photo opportunities. The spectacular unspoilt scenery and dramatic sunsets are also ideal subject matter for photographers of all abilities.
Collecting Gemstones. The geology of the area has deposited a wide variety of attractive and semi-precious stones and rocks in the vicinity. If you find any of interest they are available for you to take away as souvenirs or to turn into decorative ornaments or jewellery at home.
Ancient Rock Paintings and Drawings made by bushmen. Your hosts will be able to advise you where best to search for these.
Self-Drive Scenic Tours. Drive where you like, stop where you like, walk where you like, and photograph what you like . . .
Relaxing in the garden and / or Swimming in our delightful pool set in grass away from the house.
Corona is a Working Farm so Guests are welcome to watch and even take part in our daily activities.
The African sky of eternal splendour. The African night sky is usually extremely clear and the lack of light pollution means the stars always seem brighter here than almost anywhere else in the world. In the clean air of the Gamsberg mountains, the opportunities are even brighter!
Location and How to Get to Corona Guest Farm
From Windhoek: take the western exit road [Namib Naukluft National Park] C26. After 36 km, turn left on to the C26 [Walvis Bay via Gamsberg Pass] for a further 130 km; continue on the C26 down the Gamsberg Pass. Just past the Farm Rooisand, turn left on to the D1438 and travel for another 18 km, and you have reached CORONA.
From Walvis Bay: follow the C14 for approximately 173 km. Then turn left on to the C26 [Windhoek via Gamsberg Pass]. Travel another 30 km and turn right on to the D1438. From there you travel another 18 km, and you have reached CORONA.
From Solitaire: on the C14, turn right at the C26 junction [Windhoek via Gamsberg Pass]. Travel another 30 km and turn right on to the D1438. From there you travel another 18
km, and you have reached CORONA.
Note: All roads are gravel. Remember to carry sufficient fuel for 500 km. There are no filling stations on the way. By Private Plane: Private landing strip near the house.
Lodge Co-ordinates: -23.390073, 16.160281 l S 23° 23’ 24.26” E 016° 09’ 37.01”
Airstrip co-ordinates: -23.392904, 16.166441 l S 23° 23’ 34.45” E 016° 09’ 59.19”
Length: ~ 800 m l Altitude: 1,300 m