The Schützenhaus, established in 1907, is the oldest German Club in Southern Africa. It was privatized after 98 years and is now a prestigious Guest House in Keetmanshoop.
It is situated in the Pastorie Street and its tranquil surroundings are a true resting place for the weary traveller. It is the ideal base station for guests wishing to explore the Mesosaurus fossil trail, Quiver tree forest,Fish river canyon, Giant's playground and other tourist attractions in and around Keetmanshoop. Here you can re-live the good old times.
It boasts a selection of 20 rooms from which to choose, an a la carte restaurant, private bar, and barbecue facilities for the self-catering guest.
We offer the following rooms:
The following facilities are also available:
We cater for conferences of small and medium sized groups, offering accommodation and meals in various venues.
Keetmanshoop is an area which is well known for its quiver tree forests and eroded rock formations and thus is a popular destination. Other renowned attractions in the South are the Giant’s Playground, Fish River Canyon and the Desert Horses, which are within easy reach of each other.
The Mesosaurus Fossil Site is situated approximately 35km northeast of Keetmanshoop and is one of the most persuasive examples to substantiate the drifting of continents. The same genus in the same rock formations is to be found in both southern Africa and South America. When standing and overlooking the rugged and vast terrain, it is remarkable to imagine oneself standing at the base of an ancient lake. This is a place of contrast and diversity, distinctive to Namibia, with the earth’s history imprinted in the striking rock formations.
At Quivertree Dolorite Park, over 500 specimens can be seen. Some of these giant trees are over 600 years old and grow amid magnificent dolorite mountains and hills.
Giant's Playground is found close to Keetmanshoop, and is named due to the blocks of greyish-black dolerite doing a balancing act, stacked above each other, as if giants have been playing with bricks or some gigantic force occurred here, creating this maize of rocks. You could spend hours here hiking through these rocks and get some spectacular photographs.
The Fish River is the longest river in Namibia and flows for more than 800 kilometres from its source in the Naukluft Mountains. It has carved one of the world's greatest canyons, a 550-metre-deep chasm that twists for 160 kilometres. Centre piece of the Fish River Canyon is an 85-kilometre nature trail and with regards to the difficulty of the trail, many compare it to the daunting Otter Trail in South Africa. The Fish River Canyon ranks among the Big Five hiking trails in Southern Africa.
When travelling between Lüderitz and Aus, around Garub's waterpoint, you will be sure to find the desert horses of the Namib who have been roaming there for many years. In times of extended drought, supplementary feed has been put out at Garub to prevent starvation. Here, the desert horses can be seen and photographed as they come to drink.
Travel by car: On your journey in southern Namibia, driving south on the B1 from Windhoek you will reach Keetmanshoop after 482km. Coming into town on the Sam Nujoma Drive continue till the Robot intersection (Petrol and Service Station is situated to your left). Turn left in a southerly direction into Fifth Street till you reach the Pastorie Street (3rd road). Turn right into Pastorie Street traveling in a westerly direction. After 400 meters you will reach the Schutzenhaus Guesthouse, which is situated across the street.
(J.G.H. Van Der Watt : Code KMP) coordinates are: Longitude 18' ' 0' E Latitude 26' 32' 0' S,
Runway Length: 7600 ft Runway Elevation:
3507 ft. Keetmanshoop
Schuetzenhaus Co ordinates
Please contact us at:
Tel: +264 (0)63 225 584
Fax: +264 (0)63 223 461
Cell: +264 (0)81 124 5063