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About Krabbenhoft und Lampe Guesthouse

Krabbenhoft und Lampe Guest House overlooks the historic town of Lüderitz and offers guests a choice of comfortable self-catering units.Guests have a choice of staying in Lamp Wohnung, Oberdeck or Frieda Woermann, all of which are fully equipped with kitchenettes for self-catering. Each room has a safety deposit box and a lounge that offers a TV with DStv. The Lampe Wohnung consists of three double bedrooms with two shared bathrooms, while the Frieda Woermann unit has a double bedroom and a bathroom with a shower only. Oberdeck is ideal for a family or group and consists of five bedrooms with two shared bathrooms. Each unit has barbecue facilities and parking is available.Guests can partake in various activities and see many attractions in and around Lüderitz. Guests can walk around the historic town, visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop, see the desert horses, go bird or animal watching, walk through the desert and inspect desert plants, or head down to the beach; guests can go dune bashing with a permit.Please note the following important information:The Krabbenhöft & Lampe Building is over 100 years old. It is a national monument but is not financially supported as such. It is in this extraordinary setting that we provide accommodation which has the atmosphere of a historic house. There are no lifts, only stairs. Renovation is required in a variety of spaces and is carried out on a continuous basis. This includes walls, ceilings, wooden floors, plumbing, electrical items etc. etc. etc. nothing is perfect; it's OLD.Although we try our best to keep everything clean, if 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. The roof and building will express its age with a variety of noises.Our establishment is NOT a hotel; there is no reception desk, no portier to carry your bags and if you arrive after normal working hours (17h00) you will have to contact the on duty manager and can expect to have to wait some time before they will arrive to check you in. There is a licensed restaurant on the premises where you can enjoy a drink while you wait.Arrival after the restaurant has already closed (20h00) defines a "no-show" and you will have tofind an alternative establishment for that night.While our service providers provide their services (e.g. electricity, water, wifi etc., which unfortunately is also never 100% guaranteed), you will certainly be able to enjoy DSTv (movie and sport channels), free WiFi to internet, clean running water, electricity and hot showers.Thus we provide for the general friendly, fun-loving, no-fuss, no-stress, relaxed people who enjoy taking a trip and enjoy life with all its imperfections. If this is your style : welcome to Krabbenhöft & Lampe!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 12:00 AM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 28 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note: we don't have a night desk at our guesthouse, check-in and handing over of keys will unfortunately not be possible after 20h00 on the day of arrival!

PLEASE NOTE - NO RECEPTION/CHECK-IN after 20h00 without prior arrangement.

Availability and pricing

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  • Frieda Apartement Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This lovely unit has a bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with a shower only. Two extra single beds for children... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Television, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, City views
    from R700 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Lampe Apartment Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering This unit offers three bedrooms. One room has a double bed with en-suite bathroom. Two rooms have two single beds each,... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Television, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, City views
        from R800 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Oberdeck Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Ideal for a group or family, this spacious unit has five bedrooms with eight single beds which share the use of one bath... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Television, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, City views
            from R1000 For 2 guests
            • Adults

              Reviews for Krabbenhoft und Lampe Guesthouse

              28 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Louis Van Den Berg
              05 January 2018

              When we arrived after almost 800km drive they did not have our booking (even with confirmation received). We had to find alternative accommodation.

              Emil Haarhoff
              19 July 2017

              Ons groep het lekker gekuier. Sterkte vir die res van die jaar. Groete Emil Haarhoff

              Barry van der Berg
              30 June 2017

              In spite of the fact that we booked, and fully paid, about three months in advance, Krabbenhoft decided to take in a more glamarous group, a film company, and moved us to another location that we didn't want. As a result we decided to go to a place as far away from Luderitz as possible and booked a lovely place in the Kalahari, where we had a great time. Luderitz is unlikely to see us again.

              Johan Hickman
              24 May 2017

              1. Please spend more on upkeep of facility.2. All fire extinguishers were more than two years past inspection/service.3. Please put notice on top floor to ask patrons not to let children run around late at night on plank floors. It is impossible to sleep on middle floor because of the noise and ceiling lights that rattle.

              Harvie van Heerden
              21 April 2017

              Parkering is van tyd tot tyd 'n probleem met die restaurant se buite gaste wat al die beskikbare parkering okkupeer. Daar word orals aangedui dat die eenheid nie voor 17h00 ge-okkupeer mag word nie. Ons het 16h45 ge-arriveer en indien ons na 17h00 daar aangekom het sou die opsigter reeds weg gewees het en ons sou moes wag vir 'n sleutel. Die tye wat verskaf word is misleidend. Verder was ons verblyf baie aangenaam gewees.

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              Krabbenhoft und Lampe Guesthouse Map

              Krabbenhoft und Lampe Guesthouse is 1.1km from the centre of Luderitz , the nearest airport 328.6km (Keetmanshoop Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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