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The Goerke House

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Historic house in a historic town

The Goerke Haus is one of those historic sites you should not miss on your next trip to Luderitz... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Windhoek, Namibia
Sort of made our day.

Interesting family history and in fine condition. The furniture and lights and wall decoration are... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Luderitz, Namibia
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Gorgeously preserved building. Excellent views. Not much offered regarding day to day life. Check opening times

Thank XeniaCapeTown
Reviewed 4 July 2018

A beautiful old house, full of colonial charm, from the beginning of the previous century. Just a pity that the modern upgrades to the kitchen and bathrooms were done without any effort to keep the character of the house.

Thank Lettie T
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the goerke house. Beautiful antique furniture. Interesting history. Will take maybe an half an hour to an hour to see. Also climb up the damwall.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

While strolling through the streets lined with colourful houses and quaint architecture, be sure not to miss a visit to the historic Goerke Haus. It is an interesting visit that will not take too much of your time. Haunted or not haunted? Well, the family...More

Thank Camel-thorn_Pyrenees
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Goerke Haus is one of those historic sites you should not miss on your next trip to Luderitz. It contributes to the town's historic landscape and helps you mould an image of what life here used to be. A visit will not take much...More

1  Thank TravelNewsNamibia
Reviewed 18 January 2018

the antique furnture and decor from centuries ago is mind blowing and one can almost (see) the residents of the home not creepy at all unless your son locks you in the attic that was not funny...damn hot

Thank cathy v
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Interesting family history and in fine condition. The furniture and lights and wall decoration are rather special.

Thank f2s
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

While this house is now owned by a diamond company and used as their official guest house, it is open to the public and they opened all day for our cruise ship visit. The entrance fee is quoted in local Namibian currency, Rand, Euros and...More

1  Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 10 December 2017

While in Luderitz, this is one of the few things you can do during a short city walk. Much more exiting it is not going to be. The house has some furniture in the style of the period the building was first used. Aparently it...More

1  Thank huys25
Reviewed 30 October 2017

It is worth walking here and paying 25N$ (only) entrance. First we heard story of the house, from construction to present use. Then walking thru rooms, enjoying old days style and luxury. View over Luderitz is really nice. For us it was about half an...More

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Thea N
6 January 2015|
Response from Margaret d |
Dear 550TheaN The Goerke Haus is open Mon - Fri from 14H00 - 16H00, Sat and Sun between 16H00 and 17H00. Closed on public holidays.