Roughly equidistant between Luderitz and Sesriem, Helmeringhausen makes for an excellent overnight stopping point to break up tiring drives between the two. Formerly just a working farm, the community gradually grew into a small village amidst striking desert scenery. The Hotel Helmeringhausen is a cosy, welcoming place to shake the dust out of your hair and relax before your next journey.
There are 20 comfortable en-suite rooms, a swimming pool, coffee garden, lounge area, curio shop and a sociable dining and bar area to share stories and get some advice on routes. All this makes the hotel a well-appointed base to provide the self-driver with everything they need for a short stay, including safe parking. For those looking for a little extra to keep them occupied, there is a small but interesting agricultural museum, while sundowner drives, hiking trails and bird watching expeditions are all available on request.