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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. Put Diaz Point into our Luderitz vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 12, 2017
    beautiful landscapes. boardwalk/bridge is broken so need to climb a bit. the whole place is badly run- there are two sulky ladies working at the coffee shop. we went to ask what we could buy and if we...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The bridge to Diaz Point was destroyed in a storm but it is perfectly safe to walk over there in low tide.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    A lovely view from the point but beware a woman was mugged just as we arrived. The stairs to the view point are in need of desperate attention and the area is looking run down and neglected.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Have to visit this historic spot! So interesting to see. Remember to take something warm since the wind does not stop blowing there.
  • June 15, 2017
    Very nice scienic beach to visit and a photographers dream
  • March 18, 2017
    Very nice historical place. Lots of wild animals to see. Worth visiting the area.
  • June 8, 2017
    Mother nature at her purest
  • January 9, 2017
    Beautiful place to go and see, spend your time exploring the Fjords!

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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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