Lüderitz and its surroundings

The small village of Aus is located about 125 kilometers east of Lüderitz. West of Aus begins the “Dune Namib”, and here you can mostly see a herd of wild horses

Garup was once a small railway station on the railway line from Aus to Lüderitz, completed in 1906. The small station house and the remains of the railway tracks as well as the water reservoir for the steam locomotive can still be visited today.

For the visitor, the nostalgic Lüderitz reveals itself as a very colorful small town, due to the numerous buildings originating from the German colonial period and lovingly maintained in the then popular Art Nouveau and Wilhelminian architectural style. The Evangelical Lutheran rock church from 1911 on the highest level of the city is striking, as well as the Goerke House with its bright blue roof and its grandiose sundial.A visit to the Lüderitz Museum is very worthwhile

Kolmanskop (Kolmanskuppe)

Of particular interest is the ghost town of Kolmanskop, once the center of the diamond industry in Namibia. Within two years after the first diamond was found, Kolmanskuppe was created. A complete place with a school, a first-class equipped hospital, an ice cream factory, a casino with a bowling alley, bakery, butcher and other facilities, as well as exclusive and pompous residential houses. Today this place is abandoned, and dunes have taken over the buildings and give the place a spooky atmosphere.

Big Bay

A trip around the lagoon and Sturmvogel Bay and Große Bucht to the Lüderitz Peninsula with Diaz Point is recommended. There is a small penguin colony on Halifax Island.

Shark Peninsula

The little trip to Shark Island, where the Lüderitz monument is also located, is worth it. From here you have a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean, the harbour entrance and the city


Agate Beach
Elizabeth Bay
Diaz Point
Bogenfels rock arch - guided tour
Boat trips


Tours available in Lüderitz

Swakopmund dancers
N$ 111 751.00 /person
Travel through the Kalahari region of Namibia to the Fish River Canyon and on to the Aus and the ghost town of Kolmanskop. No visit to Namibia shou...
N$ 125 082.00 /person
We travel to the geographical sights of Spitzkoppe and onto the Skeleton Coast National Park. Heading inland via Grootberg with it’s fantasti...
vicky-sim-giant Playground
N$ 24 000.00 /person
Your journey takes in the Kalahari area of Namibia, majestic Fish River Canyon, eclectic town of Luderitz, ghost town at Kolmanskop ending in the N...
Taleni Etosha Game Drive 02
N$ 46 400.00 /person
Your journey takes in the Kalahari area of Namibia, majestic Fish River Canyon, eclectic town of Luderitz, ghost town at Kolmanskop ending in the N...
Nest 20
N$ 46 400.00 /person
Visit Mount Etjo before we journey through the world famous Etosha National Park – a game viewing delight. Experience the communal conservancy area...

Accommodation available in Lüderitz

Desert Horse Inn 4
Just east of Aus, Klein Aus Vista lodge is nestled in the granite-gneiss hills with magnificent views of the landscape. This is the area where the Namib Desert begins to merge with golden grasses, ...
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N$2 285.00
Eagles Nest 9
Rediscover freedom at Klein Aus Vista with its sweeping vistas of subtle colours where the Pro-Namib merges with desert sands. Take time away from rush and routine of everyday life to recharge and ...
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N$2 285.00
zur waterksnt 1
The German and English run Guesthouse “Zur Waterkant” offers a relaxing atmosphere amidst the picturesque harbour town of Lüderitz. The guesthouse is situated in a quiet part of the town and offers...
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shark island 4
“Shark Island is situated on the Shark Peninsula in the coastal town of Lüderitz. From Shark Island you have wonderful views onto the rough and cold Atlantic Ocean and in fact the whole area ...
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N$1 100.00
The award-winning Lüderitz Nest Hotel (est. 1998) is one of Namibia’s favourite hotels and is located directly on the rocks and sea with its own private tidal beach and walk-on jetty – unique in Na...
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N$1 925.00
Kairos Cott 6
See why so many travelers make Kairos Cottage their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Luderitz. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with a...
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protea-hotel-sea-view-zum sperrgebiet
Protea Hotel Sea-View Zum Sperrgebiet – Truly A Gem in the Desert. Protea Hotel Sea-View Zum Sperrgebiet is located in the seaside diamond town of Luderitz. With a rich and colourful history,...
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Alte Villa 2
The Alte Villa Guesthouse has its home in a historic Villa build in colonial style in 1909. It offers its guests a cosy, warm atmosphere in five double rooms and one family bungalow. Also available...
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N$1 603.00