i-con2 Lüderitz : Travel Information and Accommodation
Luederitz has a rough, but healthy maritime climate. Gale force winds (under a blue sky) frequently blow, especially between September and February. Often in the mornings, a thick layer of seafog covers the town. However, on windfree days it is wonderful in Luederitz. Rainfall is very low (under 50 mm per year).


Sightseeing Walk
There is a lot to see in and around Luederitz. On a tour of the town you can visit the Lutheran Felsenkirche, also from the inside (Tel 063-202381) and the Goerke Haus with its beautiful sun-dial, only on weekdays from 2 to 3 pm.

A visit to the Luederitz Museum in Diaz Street is a very worthwhile experience. The museum illustrates the history of the town, informs about diamond mining, the indigenous population, about life in the desert as well as on fishing and marine life. Open on weekdays from 10h00 to 12h00 and from 15h30 to 17h00. Small entrance fee. Tel 063-203959.

The relatively new Luederitz Waterfront is a prestige project of the town, inspired by the successful Cape Town Waterfront. At present it is still lacking tenants who can afford the rent. However, there are a few bistros, restaurants, boutiques and souvenir shops now.

Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Of great interest is the ghost town of Kolmanskop, which once was the centre of the diamond industry in Namibia. One-hour guided tours take place only in the mornings at 9h30 and 11h00. Tickets are available from Luederitz Tours & Safaris in Bismarck Street, Tel 063-202719. For more information go to the Kolmanskop page.

bogenfelsBig Bay and Bogenfels
Those who have the time, should take a trip around the lagoon, the Sturmvogel Bay and Big Bay to Diaz Point or even further to the Bogenfels. There are many sea birds and flamingos to be seen here.

sedinak2Halifax Island
Take a trip to Halifax Island with its penguin colony. However, you should untertake this 2-hour trip only if you are reasonably seaworthy and the weather conditions are all right. Tel 063-204030.

sandrose_luederitzSandroses on Agate Beach
On Agate Beach in the north-east of the town one can still find sand roses from crystallised gypsum. In the past they were just taken along by tourists, which is now prohibited. If you love sand roses, inquire with the Nature Conservation Office. A ranger acompany you to dig a sand rose out. Swimming is allowed on Agate Beach, but there are no lifesavers.

sharkislandShark Island
A short drive to Shark Island (a peninsula) is nice. There is the Luederitz monument and one has a great view of the Atlantic, the harbour entrance and the town. On the peninsula lies the scenic campground of Luederitz. Unfortunately only few stands are protected from the wind.

restsymbol3Restaurant Recommendations

. At the Waterfront. Light meals. Good service.

Sea-View zum Sperrgebiet Restaurant. At the hotel of the same name in Woermann Street. Great view of the harbour. Speciality seafood. Tel 063-203411.

Ritzi's Seafood Restaurant. Diaz Street. Seafood, crayfish and mussels. Tel 063-202818.

Bogenfels Restaurant. Bay Road / Brucken Street. International and South African cuisine. Tel 063-202210.

Luederitz Unterkunft

Eagle's Nest Chalets

On Farm Klein-Aus Vista, rustic en-suite chalets with kitchenette. True desert feeling of solitude, space and silence.

Rates: DBL from N$ 850 PP BB

Phone +264 (0)63 258116


Desert Horse Inn

On Klein-Aus Vista Farm in the Aus Mountains; en-suite rooms; breathtaking desert views; bar, restaurant, sundeck.

Rates: DBL from N$ 625 PP BB

Phone +264 (0)63 258116


Bahnhof Hotel

Historical hotel with excellent A-la-carte restaurant; 21 stylish refurbished en-suite rooms. Excellent service.

Rates: DZ ab N$ 560 PP ÜF

Phone +264 (0)63 258091


Amica Guesthouse

Modern guesthouse in quiet position; stylish en-suite rooms with aircon, TV, phone; all meals; Internet; bar, pool.

Rates: DBL from N$ 400 PP BB

Phone +264 (0)63 274043


Island Cottage

Self catering apartments on Shark Island. Fully equipped. Sat TV and phones. Seaview. Breakfast optional. Barbeque.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)63 203626


Bay View Hotel

Well established hotel in centre of town; close to Waterfront; en-suite rooms with phone, TV, Internet; restaurant; bar, pool, parking.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)63 202288


Haus Sandrose

Cosy little guest house in central and quiet position; double rooms en-suite with kitchenette or holiday flat; garden.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)63 202630


Hansa Haus Guest House

Historic building. Magnificent sea views. Double rooms with lounge and kitchen for self-catering. TV. Reasonable rates.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)63 203 581


Sea-View Hotel Zum Sperrgebiet

Modern hotel with sea- and harbour view. en-suite rooms with sat TV; solar-heated indoor pool, sauna; excellent restaurant.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)63 203411


Apartments ZUM ANKER

4 Apartments - Luxury self-catering at its best! Spacious, stylish, comfortable. Barbecue facilities, secure parking.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)63 202948


Kairos Cottage

Cosy Guesthouse on Shark Island. Stunning seaviews. 5 ensuite rooms with TV and barbeque. Bistro with Light Lunches.

Rates: DBL from N$ 260 pp BB

Phone +264 (0)816505598


Alte Loge Guesthouse

Historic Villa, centrally located close to the harbour; charming ensuite rooms; dinner, B&B for groups. Idyllic garden. Internet. Safe parking.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)81 124 3060