Namibia —> Botswana to Namibia to Rigtersveld Part 2


Due to the history (of which you can learn more in the Luderitz museum) this town showcases stunning colonial architecture. They also sport a very thriving wildlife including seals, penguins, flamingos and ostriches. The bay on which Luderitz is situated was first known to Europeans when Bartolomeu Dias encountered it in 1487. The Dutch influence is quite evident not only in this little Harbour town but throughout Namibia. The harbour has a very shallow rock bottom which in turn makes it unusable for modern ships, so the main purpose is no longer industrial and more for tourism purposes. The town has also re-styled itself in an attempt to lure tourists to the area, which includes a new waterfront area for shops and offices. Diaz Coffee shop comes highly recommended for it`s amazing baked oysters. The location is also top notch.



Kolmanskop is a famous ghost town just 10 kilometres inland from Luderitz. The town was ultimately abandoned in 1954. The geological forces of the desert mean that tourists now walk through houses knee-deep in sand. Remember that you need a permit to enter this town. Do not miss it; it is really a sight to see with a very ominous environment which makes it memorable.

Diaz Point

Diaz Point is a unique establishment situated 22 km from Luderitz at the famous Diaz Cross, on a beautiful peninsula in a nature reserve. Activities and Attractions include: star Gazing, bird watching, beach walks, swimming, sunbathing, surfing and hiking.

Namibia is truly one of the gems of the African content. Tick it off your bucket list.

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