Lüderitz Nest Hotel Tours
All tours to be pre-booked – T. ++264 63 204000/2 – E. [email protected] – HOTEL RECEPTION
Lüderitz in southern Namibia is probably the most unique town in Namibia, if not on the entire African continent! Originally named *Angra Pequena* (small bay) by the famous Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias in 1488, it was re-named Lüderitz after *Adolf Lüderitz* in 1884.
Lüderitz is located directly on the shores of Lüderitz Bay facing the Atlantic Ocean and forms a barrier between the towering coastal dunes of the Namib Desert to the north, and the unforgiving rocky coastline to the south.
Lüderitz is a colourful fishing harbour town with early 20th Century German art-nouveau buildings and the nearby world renowned Kolmanskop Ghost Diamond Town allows you the opportunity to see and experience what life was once like in this harsh desert landscape. Back in 1915, *Kolmanskop* was one of the richest towns on the planet with its own millionaire’s row, large outdoor swimming pool, bowling alley, hospital, entertainment hall and ice making factory! The first X-ray machine in the southern hemisphere was introduced here as well as the first tram in Africa.
Lüderitz is also famous for its delicious fresh seafood; lobster, oyster and the much sought after abalone (Perlemoen). Desert adventure activities are on offer including; 4×4 Guided and self-drive tours into the vast Namib Naukluft Park to the north and the Sperrgebiet National Park to the south.
From the colourful fishing harbour and its modern waterfront, there are daily marine cruises to visit outlying islands, where Namibia’s largest colony of African Penguins (Halifax Island), Heaviside Dolphins, Cape Fur Seals (Seal Island) and sometimes whales can be seen. Please refer to LÜDERITZ TOURS.
Lüderitz is easily accessible by good tarred roads as well as by air with direct AIR NAMIBIA flights from Windhoek International Airport. AIR NAMIBIA uses a fleet of modern jet aircraft with onboard services.