Kairos cottage

Kairos Cottage is a bed and breakfast establishment situated on Shark Island, Luderitz. It provides an excellent option for individual and self-drive visitors to the coast to enjoy the warm hospitality of a family managed accommodation establishment. Views of the bay and the harbour to the rear of the cottage compliment the seaside setting. Visit historical buildings in Luderitz, the former concentration camp on Shark Island itself or take an ocean schooner trip.

The original value of windswept Luderitz to the German colonialists was as a port. The discovery of diamonds increased the financial worth of both anchorage and town with thousands of prospectors arriving by land and sea. A reminder of those days can be seen in the ghost town of Kolmanskop situated a short drive inland towards the village of Aus.

Breakfast at Kairos Cottage is ordered from coffee shop and served in the breakfast room. Many of their guests have thoroughly enjoyed Christo (a former member of the Drakensberg Boys Choir) singing and playing the piano in the morning. It is not unusual for the entire family to join in on occasions either. Breakfast packs can be ordered for early starts and light lunches can be taken in the coffee shop. There is also a laundry service and Wi-Fi connection.

Accommodation is in 5 beautifully furnished en-suite rooms with either queen-size or twin beds. Air-conditioning, tea/coffee station, fridge and a TV with a DSTV hotel package are standard. Each room also has their own braai facilities. Stunning sea views and sunsets can be viewed from the comfort of your own room.

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Kolmanskop Ghost Town: Visit the Kolmanskop Ghost town near Luderitz.

Pomona & Bogenfels Day Tour: Trip into the Sperrgebiet (forbidden diamond area) with visits to the abandonded mining town of Pomona and the rock arch at Bogenfels.

Catamaran Cruises: Several cruises around Luderitz harbour, options include sunset cruises and a visit to an oyster farm.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Wilford, Garry

19 Sep 2015

Lovely place but with hindsight, I would skip Luderitz in future and just drive through from Aus to Kolmanskop.

Andersen, Magnus

12 Oct 2017

Very nicely positioned in Luderitz. Would recommend this if you are visiting. Not a long walk to the city center.

Donovan, Dennis & Patricia

28 Jul 2015

Excellent B&B. Clean, great furniture and fittings, beautiful view and the owner went out of his way to assist us.

Elliot, James

16 Jul 2014

Perfect for my needs but did not make full use of the nice location as I was at Kolmanskop for sunset and sunrise!


7 Oct 2016

This is also a very nice place. Great room, great staff, great location. Very helpful recommending places to have dinner.


28 Jun 2014

Nice enough - helpful staff and good position a bit out of town. Luderitz did not seem to offer a great deal for tourists.


3 Oct 2017

The whole set-up was very nice and the setting was beautiful. Staff were very friendly and helpful. All in all a lovely stay

Loftus, Steve

3 Jul 2014

This is a fantastic spot with great ocean views and a very friendly and helpful staff. Probably the best value price-wise of the trip.


19 May 2016

This was a very good stay. Room good and very clean. The owner and her son entertained us with piano playing and a song whilst we ate breakfast - lovely people.

Nilsson, Lars Erik

7 Mar 2017

Very nice B&B. Very friendly staff/manager/owner. Location within easy walking distance of central Luderitz (if there is such a thing...small town).Highly recommended.

Curtis, Louise

28 Dec 2017

Basic all round but adequate for a short stay. Lovely location. The owner doesn't stay on site, expect to have to call her to check you in or if you have any enquiries during your stay.

Gribben, Claire

23 May 2015

Fabulous location, lovely room, good value, nice breakfast. Was a little uncomfortable first morning at breakfast with the piano and singing, but you get used to it and the hosts are lovely.

Alexander, John

25 Sep 2015

An absolute jewel. Lovely room with amazing views, excellent service and Christo's hand-on attention to details and music at breakfast were commendable. Our best experience of all the places.

Durand Emmanuelle

6 Aug 2014

Very good bed and breakfast, Christopher and his family are very welcoming. The bedroom was very nice and everything was perfectly clean. The view from the cottage is amazing. Very good breakfast.

Falvey, Angela

12 Apr 2018

A great spot to stay handy for everything. Clean and tidy accommodation, great selection for the tasty breakfasts. My only problem with this accommodation was the sound proofing, you could hear everything from neighbours next door.

Barnardo, Sharon

25 Aug 2016

Excellent service from the family run business.The son was extremely helpful carry our luggage to our units.Food was good and the singing at breakfast was the highlight of our experience in Luderitz.Would greatly recommend this place.

Hall, Wesley

21 May 2015

We had a lovely experience at the Kairos cottage in Luderitz. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable, and the food was very enjoyable. I would love a chance to visit this place again, it was more than we could have hoped for.


Kairos Cottage is on Kreplin Street, Shark Island, Luderitz

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