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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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  • Wind, waves and fog. Take care when you climb up if it´s windy. But it´s worth the quick climb as the view is spectacular. The waves are just brutal, but make for wonderful pictures. It´s worth the dr...  more »
  • Diaz Pont is located outside of Lüderiz. The actual cross is situated on a rock from which good overlooking the Bay. Before the Diaz Point where very many seals, cormorants, and also penguins cavort rocks. Scenically, however not very spectacular
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  • Lovely rocky coves beaches and excellent crayfishing. In addition certain uncommon sea birds nest in the area. Unfortunately the restaurant was not fully operational and toilets out of order.  more »
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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.
  • spectacular place. has an amazing view of ocean waves beating the rocks forms massive spray of water
  • Worth the drive. Ample offroad/4×4 oppertunities.
  • Nr1 point of interest. Road is well maintained. No restrooms close. Come prepaired
  • Have to visit this historic spot! So interesting to see. Remember to take something warm since the wind does not stop blowing there.
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