Maltahöhe Hotel

    <p>Maltahöhe was established in 1899 by</p><p>Henning von Burgsdorff, previously an officer in the German Schutztruppe, the</p><p>military force of the Imperial German occupation. Burgsdorff named the place</p><p>after his wife Malta, – “höhe” refers to hill. Maltahöhe is situated in the</p><p>central to southern part of Namibia close to the Swartrand escarpment. The town</p><p>has a few small shops, two filling stations and a hotel – The Maltahöhe Hotel</p><p>was established in 1907 which makes it the oldest country hotel in Namibia</p><p>still partly operating in the original buildings.<br></p><p>In earlier years Maltahöhe use to be the</p><p>midpoint of the karakul sheep farming industry, but this branch of agriculture</p><p>has shrunken due to lasting drought cycles and embargoes against the karakul</p><p>fur/pelt trade. Maltahöhe is surrounded by vast portions of farm land that</p><p>stretch all the way down into the Namib Desert and all along the protected areas</p><p>of the Naukluft Park.<br></p><p>Sheep and goat farming remain the commercial hub</p><p>of the south.<br></p><p><br></p><p>The +/- 6,000 inhabitants of the village mainly</p><p>live in two suburbs, Andreville location and “Blikkiesdorp” (Afrikaans</p><p>language) or “Tin Town”. Unemployment is high with only a small percentage of residents</p><p>in possession of a job.The hotel together with</p><p>a few remaining businesses work among the communities to uplift and create</p><p>employment through Tourism. <br></p><p><br></p><p>Visitors to Maltahöhe Hotel are always amazed to</p><p>see a large collection of images and relics from a bygone era. The hotel is</p><p>especially renowned for its warm hospitality, excellent food and cozy bar adorned</p><p>by hundreds of memorabilia from across the world. Maltahöhe is a gateway to</p><p>places and attractions such as Sesriem, Sossuvlei, Naukluft Park, Duwisib</p><p>Castle, Luderitz and the Fish River Canyon.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>Accommodation Configuration: </u></strong><br></p><ul><li>22 en-suite rooms with 2 single beds (twins) </li> <li>2 Single rooms</li> <li>Families with children are welcome and can be accommodated in a family unit or adjacent rooms </li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong><u><o></o></u></strong><br></p><p><strong><u>Facilities and Services:</u></strong><br></p><ul> <li>Check in from 13h00 / Check out at 10h00</li> <li>Credit card facilities for Master & Vista Cards</li> <li>Secure parking </li> <li>11 rooms are air conditioned & 13 rooms have water coolers </li> <li>Mosquito Nets </li> <li>Free WiFi access in main area and Bar </li> <li>Guests with special dietary requirements can be catered for on request</li> <li>Beer Garden and Swimming Pool</li> <li>Area orientated tourist information </li> <li>Early morning coffee & tea service </li> </ul><p><br></p><p><strong><u><o></o></u></strong><br></p><p><strong><u>Activities: </u></strong><br></p><ul><li>Traditional Nama dances and singing </li> <li>Arts and Crafts center in town</li> <li>Historical Grave yard of German Schutztruppe soldiers</li> <li>Curio Shop</li> <li>Game drive on Burgsdorff farm (Self-drive activity) see Cheetah, Rhino and other species.</li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong><u><o></o></u></strong><br></p><p><strong><u>Location:</u></strong><strong><u> GPS</u></strong></p><p><strong><u>Coordinates: Lat -24.845457 Lng 16.97962</u></strong><br></p><p><strong><u><o></o></u></strong><br></p><ul><li>Maltahöhe is 110 km west of Mariental </li> <li>372 kilometers from Windhoek</li> <li>451 kilometers from Walvisbay</li></ul>

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