Namibia :: Central Namibia
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Maltahöhe was established in 1899 as an outpost for the German Schutztruppe. The Maltahöhe Hotel, founded in 1907, is the oldest country hotel in Namibia and part of the original building are still in use. In the 1900s the bar was a popular watering hole for Hans Heinrich Von Wolf, master of Duwisib Castle, it still serves the same purpose for thirsty locals and travellers today.
These days the town is a business centre for sheep and cattle farmers, and serves as a tourist gateway for popular destinations such as Sossusvlei, Solitaire, Sesriem and Duwisib Castle.
Leliepan (Lily pan), 41km north of Maltahöhe, is usually bone-dry but after good rains this salt pan fills with water; a few
days later the entire 800 hectare surface of the pan becomes covered with Amaryllis lilies (Crinum paludosum). This beautiful
display of white and pink flowers only lasts for a week and usually takes place around February.
|Address :||Central Namibia, Namibia|
|Cellphone Reception :||Intermittent||Main Cellular Network :||MTC. LEO|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+264(0)63 293 005|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||LRP/ULP||Petrol Price Index :||10,11 NAD (Feb-2012)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Price Index :||10,66 NAD (Feb-2012)|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+264(0)81 298 1259|
|Facilities :||Gas Refill, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Internet Cafe, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Swimming, Stargazing|
The Town is a great base for visiting the Namib Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei.
Take note: Garage or Petrol cards will no longer be accepted as a legal tender for purchase of fuel, spares or repairs in Namibia. Cash, Debit and Credit cards are accepted at most fuel stops in the larger and touristy towns. Just always take extra cash with in case they only accept cash!
The Woermann Brock supermarket is well-stocked with fresh produce and meat.
Can be done at Agra or Maraun Garage.
There is a state clinic in town +264(0)63 293 025.
Tow-in services are provided by Maraun's Garage after hours number is +264(0)81 298 1259.
Agra: +264(0)63 293 029.
If you are interested in seeing the Amaryllis lilies bloom on Leliepan, phone the Maltahöhe Hotel on +264(0)63 293 013 to fi nd out when they’re likely to be flowering.
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