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Town Medium Maltahöhe

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Located in Namibia :: Central Namibia  :: Maltahohe
Category: Places :: Town Medium

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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 is still in use. In the 1900s the bar was a popular watering hole for Hans Heinrich Von Wolf, master of Duwisib Castle, and it still serves this purpose for thirsty locals and travellers.
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 and 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.

Traveller Description

Maltahöhe offers most facilities and services that travellers may need and is a popular overnight destination for travellers en-route to Sossusvlei, Sesriem and the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The Duwisib Castle is worth a visit too. The cemetery at the farm Nomtsas, 60km west of Maltahöhe, contains the graves of German pioneers and is a national monument. The site is situated on a private farm and thus, permission must be obtained before visiting the graves.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Central Namibia, Namibia
Cellphone Reception :  Intermittent Main Cellular Network :  MTC. LEO

Directions [ correction ]

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station :  Yes   Police Telephone :  +264(0)63 293 005
Petrol :  Yes   Petrol Type :  LRP/ULP
Diesel :  Yes
Facilities :  Gas Refill, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Internet Cafe, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Swimming, Stargazing

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Main Route :  C19

ATTRACTIONS:
The Town is a great base for visiting the Namib Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei.

FUEL:
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!

FOOD:
The Woermann Brock supermarket is well-stocked with fresh produce and meat.

GAS REFILLS:
Can be done at Agra or Maraun Garage.

HEALTH:
There is a state clinic in town +264(0)63 293 025.

USEFUL NUMBERS:
Agra: +264(0)63 293 029.

 Travel Tip!

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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