Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Luderitz, Namibia


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
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Overview

Luderitz, Namibia is a port town on the coast in Africa. It was founded in 1883. Luderitz began its life as a trading post, with other activities in fishing and guano-harvesting. In 1909, after the discovery of diamonds nearby, Luderitz enjoyed a sudden surge of success. Today diamonds are mostly found elsewhere and offshore, and Luderitz has lost a lot of this interest. The harbor has a very shallow rock bottom, making it unusable for modern ships; this led to Walvis Bay becoming the center of the Namibian shipping industry. Recently the addition of a new wharf has allowed larger fishing vessels to dock at Luderitz. The town has also re-styled itself in an attempt to draw in tourists to the area, which includes a new waterfront area for shops and offices.

Things to Do

Go visit Etosha National Park. It is one of Southern Africa's finest and most important Game Reserves. Etosha Game park was declared a National Park in 1907. The park is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species and, surprisingly, one species of fish.

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