Established in 1911

stairwell inside the guesthouse

The Krabbenhöft & Lampe main building is over 110 years old and one of Namibia’s National Heritage Monuments.

Overlooking the historic town of Lüderitz from the top of the main street, it is a very short walk to the tourist information, banks, curio shops, supermarkets, historic buildings, restaurants, coffee shops and landmarks. It was built a trade house and residence for Namibia’s very first registered PTY and accordingly comprised shop space, storage and lodging.

Today, after all it’s years of service and many alterations, it still functions for the same purposes in various ways. Due to it’s age and ever-present use, small renovations to keep the vintage charm are constantly required.

Although the house is a national monument, it unfortunately is not financially supported as such. Accordingly renovations
are carried out with prioritized care as and when the financial means allow and you may notice evidence of such aspects during your stay.

It is in this extraordinary setting that we provide homely accommodation which offer the unique atmosphere of an antique house with many hints and tell-tale signs of history which have accumulated over its time.

While the ground floor is still used for trading and storage, the first and second floors offer three spacious self-catering apartments containing wooden floors, high ceilings, antique wooden window and door frames and a still present history in many aspects.

We are looking forward to welcome you! 

Virginia, Geesche and the team


We offer you a home away from home!


Making memories of unforgetable holidays in Lüderitz!