The Helmeringhausen Hotel lies in the tiny settlement of Helmeringhausen in Southern Namibia. It was established during the German colonial era as a farm by a member (Mr Hubert Hester) of the Schutztruppe/German Colonial Infantry. Later it became famous for its Karakul sheep breeding and currently cattle and goats are farmed here. The Hotel forms part of the historic 11,000 ha Farm Helmeringhausen and is an ideal stop-over on the drive between Lüderitz and the Namib-Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei or Fish River Canyon (Map).


Today the Hotel & Guestfarm belongs to the Basler family who are not related to the Hester Family, German hospitality is guaranteed and English and Afrikaans is spoken.

Your Hosts Björn and his wife Katja Basler are both born in Germany, Björn immigrated with his parents to Namibia in the early 70ties and Katja came to Namibia as a young Women in the beginning of the 90ties and stayed here ever since. Katja was awarded the best Hotelier award in 2011.

Hotel Helmeringhausen boasts a warm, cosy restaurant with exquisite meals and a refreshing swimming pool. Enjoy a cold beer or a glass of Cape Wine in our well-stocked fully licensed restaurant, whilst you catch up on all the local news or exchange travel information with fellow guests. There is also a cosy lounge with comfortable sofas and inviting fireplace. A hearty buffet breakfast, fresh farm produce for lunch and a three-course, set dinner menu are served in the restaurant.

After a long day's desert driving, many guests enjoy a dip in our crystal clear swimming pool. There is also an outdoor beer and coffee garden, set amongst the hotels lush garden. There are 22 well-appointed individual en-suite double rooms. Each room is fitted with mosquito nets and comfort. We also have a campsite for guests that love the outdoors. Our Curio Shop makes for interesting browsing and is stocked with various locally hand- and homemade items.

Farm drives and a hiking trail are available in and around the premises. Helmeringhausen Hotel also has an airstrip (25°51'46.21"S, 16°49'4.48"E), with pre-arranged transfers to and from the hotel for their guests.


  • nature-drives1.jpg
  • nature-drives2.jpg
  • Wir sind überwältigt

    Wir sind überwältigt von diesem Paradies mit viel Liebe zum Detail. Das hätten wir wirklich nicht erwartet in dieser Gegend. Ausserdem möchten wir Ihnen zu Ihrem Personal gratulieren.
    Edith Dürrenberger & Thomas Griner, Lauwil, CH04 September, 2013
  • Cape to Cairo

    Great stop over on a Cape to Cairo trip with a group. Nothing was too much trouble and the evening meal for a big group went down well. No pets allowed unless by prior arrangement. We would go back.
    Afriod Johannesburg, SA
    20 November, 2011
  • The hot apple pie fresh out of the oven is a must!!!

    Helmeringhausen Hotel is a must Coffee stop on your way to or from Sossusvlei / Sesriem and the Fish River Canyon... The hot apple pie fresh out of the oven is a must!!! A great Oasis stop in the Desert
    djdup Pretoria, SA
    31 August, 2011
  • The most interesting Curio Shop

    Good dinner, nice people. The most interesting curio shop of our trip.
    Mondot, Jm, NAM
    29 August, 2011
  • Zu wenig Zeit

    Wir kamen aus Hessen hierher, gefallen hat es uns sehr, wir wären gern noch geblieben, doch die Zeit hat uns weitergetrieben
    Rosie Brede, GER
    26 January, 2015
  • Added value of Muckie

    Delightful location with the added bonus of Muckie. We were looked after very well by Michael & Sabina. We will definitely stay again.
    Mr & Mrs Knowler, SA
    14 February, 2015
  • Like a paradise

    We are very happy here. This place like a paradise... We meet here friendly people. We wish you all the best in your life in Namibia.
    Iva, Honza, Ivo, Vládâ, Pavla, CZ
    16 February, 2015
  • Kurz und bündig

    Es war sehr schön hier! :D
    Marion, Matthias, Greta & Fred, GER
    26 February, 2015
  • Still a wonderful place

    A few changes since our last visit in 2005, still a wonderful place to be. Great friendly staff. Thank you.
    Maria & Keith Gaskell, UK
    5 March, 2015
  • Refreshing

    Good sandwiches and an excellent Rock Shandy. Very welcome after a long drive.
    Linsey Perry, UK
    12 March, 2015
  • Erholung pur

    Es war sehr schön hier und wir konnten uns sehr gut von der Tour erholen. Gerne wieder
    Oliver & Birgit Lenz, GER
    20 March, 2015