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Helmeringhausen was originally founded as a farm by a member of the Schutztruppe, the colonial armed force of Imperial Germany. Today it's still is a privately-owned farm from which two plots were sold to the garage and the general dealer. Apart from these two businesses and the public roads, everything is owned by Farm Helmeringhausen.
|Address :||South Namibia, Namibia|
|Cellphone Reception :||Intermittent||Main Cellular Network :||MTC|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||LRP/ULP||Petrol Price Index :||10,00 NAD (Feb-2012)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Price Index :||10,52 NAD (Feb-2012)|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+264(0)81 129 7490|
|Facilities :||General Dealer, Lodging, Camping, Liquor, Restaurant, Airstrip, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales|
|Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Swimming, Bird Watching, Stargazing|
The farm owners established the Helmeringhausen Hotel which offers rooms as well as camping facilities. They also have self-catering accommodation across the road. Although their menu is limited in size, the hotel offers excellent meals and high tea. There’s a variety of camping and lodging options on offer on farms in the area.
The Helmeringhausen Farming Association established an Agricultural Museum next to the Helmeringhausen Hotel. This open-air museum displays all sorts of old farming implements as well as an antique fi re engine. Activities include guided drives on Farm Helmeringhausen.
The nearest police station and hospital is at Aus, 110 km south-west of Helmeringhausen.
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 legal payment instruments, but many fuel stations choose NOT to accept Debit and/or Credit cards. But generally credit cards are accepted at garages in bigger and touristy towns. Take extra cash with still in case!
Tow-in is provided Polka 24hr which is based in Okahandja +264(0)81 129 7490. Alternative tow-in numbers include +264(0)62 500 132 / +264(0)62 504 250. Or contact Jannes for road side assistance: +264(0)81 260 4613. (Oct-17).
You simply have to stop for tea and apple crumble at the Helmeringhausen Hotel but you may prefer to stay over on one of the other farms where you can enjoy the solitude and beauty of the Tirasberg Mountains.
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