About Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz is a quaint harbour town on the Atlantic Coast in Namibia. It boasts German history, art-deco architecture and excursions to the ghost town of Kolmanskop.

Luderitz, Atlantic Coast, Namibia (South)

  • Highlights: Art Deco architecture and German history, fresh seafood, Atlantic Ocean, ghost town of Kolmanskop, dramatic scenery
  • Activities: Luderitz harbour cruises, sailing and boating, visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop, go on excursions to surrounding attractions
The colourful and unique town of Luderitz in Namibia is perched where the rocky Atlantic Ocean coastline meets the Namib Desert. It has weathered the frenzy of a diamond rush in Namibia and the rise and fall of many fortunes over the years, but kept its sleepy old world atmosphere on this cool and often foggy Atlantic coast.

These days Luderitz is known for great seafood - you can feast on fresh rock lobster, oysters and mussels. This coastal town in Namibia has unusual brightly painted German Art Deco architecture and interesting historical buildings to photograph and explore.

Nearby in the Forbidden Zone (Sperrgebiet), Namibia, lies the abandoned ghost town of Kolmanskop, which is almost covered in Namib Desert sand and a reminder of the past. For a treasure hunt of a different kind, you can go in search of a crystallised stone called a "Desert Rose" in Luderitz, Namibia. Sailing and boating activities on the lagoon are popular, as well as scenic walks and drives where you can see wild desert horses and dramatic landscapes.

Luderitz Activities

  • Discover the Luderitz history and architecture
  • Go on a Harbour Cruise in Luderitz, Namibia
  • Enjoy walks and Desert Roses
  • Go on scenic drives around Luderitz
  • Visit Kolmanskop and the Forbidden Zone/Sperrgebiet

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