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Diaz Point, Luderitz

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Admire pristine nature at Diaz Point, the tip of the Lüderitz Peninsula and part of the area's nature reserve. Protruding some 50 m (164 ft) into the South Atlantic, the point offers exciting and sweeping views of the ocean. A 53 m (174 ft) tall red and white banded lighthouse guards the tip, but is unfortunately not accessible to the public. When the tide goes down, look out beyond the lighthouse to see the Diaz Cross, erected on the spot where Portuguese navigator Bartholomew Diaz first set up a stone cross on the headland in 1488. Keep your eyes peeled and you might also see Cape fur seals basking on the rocks. A visit to Diaz Point represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Luderitz tour itinerary maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • Its great to experience the point, but its very windy, and access to it is very rocky, after the bridge went missing.  more »
  • Breathtakingly beautiful. Really worth seeing and experiencing. It's cold up there so be sure to take something warm. It has an untouched feel to it and there are hardly any other people around.  more »
  • Nothing wonderful, is nice, if you have time you can make your way to see it, there are the seals!
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  • A desolate place with so much potential. To see something that was erected in 1488 is remarkable. A lovely little coffee shop worth stopping at.
  • Nr1 point of interest. Road is well maintained. No restrooms close. Come prepaired
  • Worth the drive. Ample offroad/4×4 oppertunities.
  • Have to visit this historic spot! So interesting to see. Remember to take something warm since the wind does not stop blowing there.
  • It was super windy, but that is normal. The view is stunning.

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Where to stay in Luderitz

Surrounded by deserts and inhospitable ocean waters, the only accommodations in Lüderitz lie in the city center--with the exception of an inexpensive campsite on Shark Island near the harbor. As with most of the structures in Lüderitz, lots of the guesthouses and lodges feature a colonial Art Nouveau style, and will put you in close proximity to seafood restaurants. If you're up for a more luxurious stay, book a hotel room near an isolated beach in the southwestern part of the town, with sea views, an outdoor pool, and a wooden pier.
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