Maltahöhe Hotel

    Maltahöhe was established in 1899 by

    Henning von Burgsdorff, previously an officer in the German Schutztruppe, the

    military force of the Imperial German occupation. Burgsdorff named the place

    after his wife Malta, – “höhe” refers to hill. Maltahöhe is situated in the

    central to southern part of Namibia close to the Swartrand escarpment. The town

    has a few small shops, two filling stations and a hotel – The Maltahöhe Hotel

    was established in 1907 which makes it the oldest country hotel in Namibia

    still partly operating in the original buildings.

    In earlier years Maltahöhe use to be the

    midpoint of the karakul sheep farming industry, but this branch of agriculture

    has shrunken due to lasting drought cycles and embargoes against the karakul

    fur/pelt trade. Maltahöhe is surrounded by vast portions of farm land that

    stretch all the way down into the Namib Desert and all along the protected areas

    of the Naukluft Park.

    Sheep and goat farming remain the commercial hub

    of the south.

    The +/- 6,000 inhabitants of the village mainly

    live in two suburbs, Andreville location and “Blikkiesdorp” (Afrikaans

    language) or “Tin Town”. Unemployment is high with only a small percentage of residents

    in possession of a job.The hotel together with

    a few remaining businesses work among the communities to uplift and create

    employment through Tourism.

    Visitors to Maltahöhe Hotel are always amazed to

    see a large collection of images and relics from a bygone era. The hotel is

    especially renowned for its warm hospitality, excellent food and cozy bar adorned

    by hundreds of memorabilia from across the world. Maltahöhe is a gateway to

    places and attractions such as Sesriem, Sossuvlei, Naukluft Park, Duwisib

    Castle, Luderitz and the Fish River Canyon.

    Accommodation Configuration:

    • 22 en-suite rooms with 2 single beds (twins)
    • 2 Single rooms
    • Families with children are welcome and can be accommodated in a family unit or adjacent rooms

    Facilities and Services:

    • Check in from 13h00 / Check out at 10h00
    • Credit card facilities for Master & Vista Cards
    • Secure parking
    • 11 rooms are air conditioned & 13 rooms have water coolers
    • Mosquito Nets
    • Free WiFi access in main area and Bar
    • Guests with special dietary requirements can be catered for on request
    • Beer Garden and Swimming Pool
    • Area orientated tourist information
    • Early morning coffee & tea service


    • Traditional Nama dances and singing
    • Arts and Crafts center in town
    • Historical Grave yard of German Schutztruppe soldiers
    • Curio Shop
    • Game drive on Burgsdorff farm (Self-drive activity) see Cheetah, Rhino and other species.

    Location: GPS

    Coordinates: Lat -24.845457 Lng 16.97962

    • Maltahöhe is 110 km west of Mariental
    • 372 kilometers from Windhoek
    • 451 kilometers from Walvisbay

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