This quaint coastal town in Southern Namibia, “the deep South”, came about in 1883 when Adolf Ludertiz, the Founder of the first German Colony, German South West Africa (Namibia) , bought this small bay and some of the surrounding land from a local Nama chief. From this day on, it began life as a trading post. In 1909, diamonds were discovered nearby in Kolmanskuppe, around 10km away, and the town of Luderitz flourished.
It is a unique town with a small fishing harbour with a flavour of the late 19th century German architecture, fresh Atlantic seafood and a host of marine and desert adventure activities. The Luderitz Peninsula is characterised by numerous bays, lagoons and unspoilt stretches of beach.