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In Namibia's picturesque seaside town of Lüderitz offers the holidaymaker and business traveller luxurious accommodation in the most stunning beachfront position.
With breathtaking views this award-winning hotel offers you a new dimension in comfort in Lüderitz Bay along the coast of Namibia
Offers overnight accommodation and a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere in Lüderitz. The Zur Waterkant is an affordable but luxury bed and breakfast hotel.
Lüderitz and its Hinterland
Lüderitz in Namibia was renamed to ǃNamiǂNûs in 2013. It is rather difficult name to spell and even more so to pronounce. We will therefore stick to the old name Lüderitz.
Travelling westwards of Aus towards Lüderitz, the landscape is characterised by seemingly never-ending plains merging into the horizon. The wavering illusion of mirages add a unique desert flavour to any journey in this area. This is the home of the wild horses of the Namib, one of the few populations of desert-dwelling feral horses in the world.
Built amongst the rocky outcrops along the southern Namib coast, Lüderitz owes its existence to the discovery of diamonds in 1908. With its wealth of German colonial buildings, this picturesque seaside village has survived time and elements unlike the former mining settlements of Kolmanskop, Elisabeth Bay and Pomona, which have all become ghost towns.
Lüderitz can easily be called “a town that time forgot”. Founded in 1883, the town grew rapidly with the discovery of diamonds 1909. Unfortunately, the diamonds didn’t last and now Lüderitz is back to its original self. The town has many beautiful historical buildings, such as the Felsenkirche, the Deutsche Afrika Bank, and more. The most well-known attraction near Lüderitz is the “ghost town”, Kolmanskop. This town too owed its existence (and demise) to the discovery of diamonds. The desert sand permeates all the buildings and makes for stunning photographs. There is a daily guided tour and after this you can discover the town on your own. The boat trip to Diaz Point (where a replica of Bartholomew’s cross can be found) is a chilly experience, but you can see dolphins merrily swimming with the boat. The area around Lüderitz is home to the wild horses of the Namib, only one of a few such populations in the world.