Leoni van Nieuwenhuizen
Such a quaint little town and friendly faces everywhere. You surely MUST visit Shearwater Oyster Bar and go for the tour. You will appreciate oysters much more in future. The nicest little restaurant to stuff yourself with the best raw and grilled oysters! Definitely one of my favourite spots in Namibia!
09 May 2013
Wij waren 10 jaar geleden in Luderitz, een druk stadje vol energie. Door het sluiten van een aantal bedrijven, visverwerking en alles wat daar mee samenhnagt, zijn er veel mensen vertrokken om ergens anders werk te vinden. Er stond veel leeg en de aantrekkingskracht was grotendeels verdwenen..
Koolmanskop blijft nog wel een bezienswaardigheid.
01 March 2013
This is arguably the most fantastic town in Namibia. It most certainly is not Walvis Bay nor Swakopmund as regards the normal coastal weather in Namibia, not to mention EVERYTHING BUT EVERYTHING is built on raw mountainous rock faces (unbelievable to see erven for sale which are just rock face, for want of a better description) . Amazingly, no matter the house you live in, anywhere in Luderitz, you always have a fantastic view. The views, the photographic opportunities, the history, the architecture, almost everything within walking distance, Kolmanskuppe and of course Diaz Point - without doubt a very unusual experience not to be forgotten quickly.
27 January 2013
Luderitz is a very friendly unspoiled town. The beautiful buildings and lots to see like Kolmanskop and other historic landmarks makes it very interesting. Just a pitty that no one can visit Elizabeth town and Bogenveldt without being guided and without a permit. There is so much to see in Namibia for the rest of the world but it is to restricted. Namibia sure is a very beautiful country.
14 January 2013
Lüderitz is a sleeping town with its best time in the past. Though a lot of historical subsrtancy is still existing, the decay is visible at all areas. Lüderitz is the dirtiest town we met in whole Namibia with littering all over the place, specifically broken beer bottles. The nice view from the restaurant at the "Waterfront" is destroyed by the miserable service and quality therein. Though Lüderitz may be visited for maximum one day it almost does not value the deviation of 250 km from Aus.
Beyond Felsenkirche, Woermannhaus and Goerkehaus only the Hotel restaurant in the Nest is a positive aspect of Lüderitz.
13 January 2013
Luderitz is a very interesting town to visit, it looks like a Bavarian town in Africa! Very interesting is also a visit to the ghost town of Kolmanscop, which was the headquarters of the main diamond mining company in Namibia. Noteworthy are also the bays and islands surrounding Luderitz including Halifax island, inhabited by a colony of penguins from Antarctica. Luderitz is also an important port city.
13 September 2012
One day in Luderitz was more than enough! Glad that I have seen the town, but won't be back again.
27 August 2012
Luderitz a fine example of an easygoing town without the plethora of supermarkets and highrise buildings usually associated with cities. It appears to be in transition with abandoned buildings at the harbour yet a waterfront is being developed close by. Wonderfully quaint and most fascinating was the siren (not to be confused with the noonday siren) sounded thrice to signal the arrival of the Fehrwehr(yes, still called that!) to deal with an emergency. Luderitz is definitely deserving of more than one visit if you value its unhurried pace of life.
17 August 2012
DIRK DE WAAL
5* diens, etes, akkomodasie, vriendelike en behulpsame personeel.
31 July 2012
This town has a relaxed feel to it without much of the characteristic hustle and bustle of the typical towns. If you visit expecting to find the usual fast food outlets and shopping centres, you will be disappointed because the charm lies in its own unique character.
09 July 2012
With all there is to see and do, Luderitz will amaze you…!
Your experience can start even before you get here by making advanced bookings for a visit to the early diamond rush town of Elizabeth Bay where the houses look like paper lace and you wonder “Wow, what an unique place…”. Your journey then commences to the Bogenfels Arch that rises like a giant claw from the Atlantic Ocean anchoring it to shore.
If your tour through the ghostly wisps of yonder year have not been satisfied, your next visit must then be the Ghost Town “Kolmanskop”, the diamond diggers pride. Pomp and splendor and dances galore, echo their whispers from door to door.
In Luderitz town least we forget is still the best, we bet. The Goerke Haus in all its turn of the century glory also has an interesting story… The Felsenkirche just next door, has the most splendid stained glass windows, for sure. Turn down any street, picturesque houses stand shoulder to shoulder, architecturally so neat. So off to the Museum we go, there is history on show. The roads here and the roads there all have an “old wordly flair”, a nostalgic air.
Now we need to have a bite to eat, so come on in and have a seat. There’s breakfast at Diaz Coffee shop and Seabreeze too. At the Hotels or Ritzi’s there’s lunch with a view, fresh oysters and tapas at the Oyster Bar, just to name a few. For Dinner there’s Barrels, the Protea or Nest or any of the above, they are all the best.
Remember to pack your sun-tan lotion, we are going sight-seeing on the ocean. On the Zeepaard catamaran or Sedina schooner, you get the notion you should have done this sooner! There are dolphins and seals, penguins and perhaps even a whale to see. You’ll come back feeling invigorated and oh! so stress free. On the Zeepaard fresh oysters and a glass of bubbly are to be had, so come on… indulge a bit, don’t feel bad!
Back on shore take a drive along the coast with your peninsula map as your host. Stop off at the bays where history stays… Sturmvogelbucht, the old whaling station, Diaz Point, for a camping vacation, Halifax, penguin paradise, Eberlanz Hohle, a cave, how nice! Agate beach, what a pleasure, you might even pick up an agate treasure. Take a lovely long walk or just sit and have a sundowner talk. Oryx and Springbuck you can see, grazing along the road, walking free.
So should you not feel like driving, here are people striving to make this your best stay, just say the word and on a drive tour they’ll whisk you away.
For rest and relaxation, for peace, nature, beauty and inspirations, beware of imitations! There is only one shining desert gem… LUDERITZ! A journey well worth it!
11 June 2012
Friendly, interesting little town with lots of history.
22 May 2012
Very small but scenic town, visits to old historic buildings, diamond ghost towns and Diaz Point a must to see. Everything is closed on Sundays.
11 April 2012
My time in Luderitz was limited, but I like the natural harbour and old buildings.
10 January 2012
Luderitz is quite a nice and quiet place. It is lovely to visit with its old-style buildings and welcoming people. I enjoyed my stay.
29 November 2011
Just outside of Lüderitz lies the ghost town of Kolmanskop. This previously bustling diamond town is now abandoned. The abandoned village struggles to stay above the ever growing sand dunes!
05 August 2011
Trevor van Dyk
One would only go to Luderitz if you had a very specific purpose. We went to see the ghost town which was worth it.
18 July 2011