From R225 PPS

The Krabbenhöft & Lampe National Monument

From R225 PPS



The Krabbenhöft & Lampe main building is over 100 years old and one of Namibia's National Heritage Monuments. Overlooking the historic town of Luderitz from the top of the main street, it is a very short walk to the CBD. 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 its years of service and many alterations it still functions for the same purposes in various ways. Due to its age and ever-present use, renovations 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 accommodation which offers 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 frames and a still present history in many aspects. These are the
"Lampe Apartment/Wohnung" which sleeps 4-6 persons
"Oberdeck Apartment" which sleeps 10-12 persons
"Frieda Woermann Apartemnt/Wohnung" which sleeps 1-4 persons
all of which are fully equipped for self-catering purposes each with kitchen facilities, bathrooms and a lounge with DStv (Hotel Bouquet).

The accommodation however is certainly not comparable to the luxury of most modern guesthouses. Present without most luxuries offered elsewhere, it is homely, antique and special. It will welcome guests who have a love and respect for such things, but it may disappoint when expectations compare to modern luxurious standards. There are no lifts, only wooden stairs. We try our best to keep everything clean, but when the wind blows - as it does a lot in Luderitz - there will be dust. There will be some sand in the windows and all kinds of things blowing through the yards. In accord the roof and building structure will express their age and tell tales with a variety of noises.

This establishment is NOT a hotel; there is no permanent reception desk, no porter to carry your bags. Our staff will however give their best to keep things clean and tidy. Since they are also responsible for another establishment just down the road, they might not always be on-site, but are reachable by telephone.

Also on the premises are conference facilities, a very good Restaurant, Wine & Oyster Bar and Coffeeshop which are open from 08h00 to 21h00 every day (including Sundays).

Very basic shared barbecue/braai facilities and free parking are also available.


    Room Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Small Pets
  • Television

    On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Other


Additional Rates Info:
Our units have DSTv (Hotel Bouquet) and WiFi to Internet. PLEASE NOTE - NO RECEPTION/CHECK-IN after 20h00 without prior arrangement.

Frieda Apartment

Sleeps 2
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This lovely unit has a bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a shower only. The kitchen is equipped for self-catering and guests can relax in the lounge which offers a TV with DSTV and telephone. A safety deposit box is available and the unit has a balcony with a view of the town and Diamond Hill. Parking and basic shared barbecue facilities are also available. For parents with children we can offer two extra beds in the lounge.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019       R 500   R 350
February 2019       R 500   R 350
March 2019       R 500   R 350
April 2019       R 600   R 400
May 2019       R 600   R 400
June 2019       R 500   R 350
July 2019       R 600   R 400
August 2019       R 600   R 400
September 2018       R 500   R 350
October 2018       R 500   R 350
November 2018       R 500   R 350
December 2018       R 600   R 400

Lampe Apartment

Sleeps 6
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This unit offers three bedrooms with comfortable double and three-quarter beds; they share the use of two bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and guests can relax in the lounge which has a TV with DSTV, a safety deposit box and a telephone. Barbecue facilities and parking are available.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019       R 750   R 250
February 2019       R 750   R 250
March 2019       R 750   R 250
April 2019       R 750   R 350
May 2019       R 750   R 350
June 2019       R 750   R 250
July 2019       R 750   R 350
August 2019       R 750   R 250
September 2018       R 750   R 250
October 2018       R 750   R 250
November 2018       R 750   R 250
December 2018       R 750   R 350

Oberdeck Apartment

Sleeps 10
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Ideal for a group or family, this spacious unit has five bedrooms which share the use of two bathrooms. The kitchenette is equipped for self-catering and basic shared barbecue facilities are available. Guests can relax in the lounge which has a TV with DSTV (hotel bouquet). Free WiFi and parking is available and the unit has a safety deposit box for valuables.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 1000   R 225
February 2018       R 1000   R 225
March 2018       R 1000   R 225
April 2018       R 1000   R 250
May 2018       R 1000   R 250
June 2018       R 1000   R 225
July 2018       R 1000   R 250
August 2018       R 1000   R 250
September 2018       R 1000   R 225
October 2018       R 1000   R 225
November 2018       R 1000   R 225
December 2017       R 1600   R 250

Room with en-suite bathroom

Sleeps 2
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This extra room has a en-suite bathroom but no kitchen facilities or TV but free WiFi. A restaurant is next door. The room can be booked additionally to one of the apartments or separate.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 300   R 500
February 2018       R 300   R 500
March 2018       R 300   R 500
April 2018       R 400   R 600
May 2018       R 400   R 600
June 2018       R 300   R 500
July 2018       R 400   R 600
August 2018       R 400   R 600
September 2018       R 300   R 500
October 2018       R 300   R 500
November 2018       R 300   R 500
December 2017       R 400   R 600
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 2 September 2018
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 14 hours
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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25 Bismarck Street, Lüderitz, Namibia

Map The Krabbenhöft & Lampe National Monument in Luderitz  Karas  Namibia

Guest Comments

Lovely old building, which needs some TLC. The blinds are old and broken, the furnishings are very outdated, but comfortable. Pity we never got to meet the owners. Luderitz is an interesting old town, but would have loved to hear some suggestions from the owners on what the best attractions are. They do provide wifi which was greatly appreciated.
- Lynn Smit

This was more than what we needed and we felt extremely welcome. had a very nice stay! enjoyed the space of Lampe Haus as if we were at home!!
- Johann Leuvennink

The establishment has no reception area, receptionist or safe parking. We had to ask three people where to check in. We were told to go find the old lady. The room we booked was given away to another couple. After careful consideration we decided not to stay and booked into the Protea hotel. We went back to return the room key, the lady didn't even ask us why we decided not to stay. I wrote a letter to the owner and she didn't even bother to return my mail. Horrible service.
- Erika More

Very quiet and pleasant.
- Kennedy Kandjii

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