20 Lüderitz Strasse, Aus
- Longitude: 16.260541
- Latitude: -26.665969
Bahnhof Hotel accommodation consists of 21 tastefully decorated rooms with a total of 44 beds.
Rooms are fully equipped with en-suite facilities, the old wooden floors have been retained and restored, complimenting the elegant flair of the subtle yet simple decor. There is a wheelchair-friendly room as well as a family room (sleeping 4). On the adjacent property there are eight additional newer rooms.
Breakfast in the restaurant is included with your accommodation
An extensive à la carte menu as well as freshly prepared light meals, a selection of excellent wines, home-baked bread and cakes, our historic bar and sundeck, a sheltered beer garden as well as a lounge with a cozy fireplace invite the weary traveller to stop for an enjoyable break and meal.
The menu and kitchen are getting lots of appreciation from an ever-growing group of pleasantly satisfied customers.
Activities and attractions
Bahnhof Hotel Aus offers various day tours and an unforgettable "Sundowner Drive".
The village was formerly the site of a prisoner-of-war camp established by the South African army in 1915 to house German inmates captured during the First World War. The inmates initially lived in tents but later built brick houses. The number of prisoners reached 1500 but by May 1919 the last inmates left and the camp closed. A plaque marks the site today and some of the houses have been reconstructed.
The area west of Aus is noted for its herd of feral horses living in the desert. Their origin is uncertain but today there is a population of between 150 and 200 horses which have adapted to the harsh environment. They urinate less than domestic horses and can go five days without water. They drink at an artificial water hole at Garub Pan where a blind has been erected to enable tourists to watch the animals without disturbing them.
Map and Directions to Bahnhof Hotel
GPS : 26° 39' 57.49" S / 16° 15' 37.95" E
- Take the B4 towards Luderitz
- Turn left onto the C13 into Aus
- From this intersection the Bahnhof Hotel is 650m on the right.