Box 690, Luderitzbucht, Luderitz, Namibia
You pay for the view
The hotel is situated at the shore, and all rooms face the sea. It is quiet. The have a playground for kids. Staff is friendly. That's the good part.
The style of the hotel is kind of standard business hotel style, nothing unique or locally adapted. The rooms are quite small, and furniture is a bit worn out.
Actually, there is no good reason for recommending a stay there. Taking into account the up-market price of Nest Hotel, I consider it one of the least attractive value-for-money relations in Southern Namibia.
Corresponding to the hotel, also the restaurant is rather expensive, which unfortunately is not reflected in the quality of the food. I recommend to go for eating outside, which is not that easy since Nest Hotel is situated at the edge of the town.
Unique Quality: Sea View...
Directions: When entering Lüderitz, drive down towards the waterfront. Go left at the roundabout and follow that road until the end.
More about Luderitz
Sea-View zum Sperrgebiet Restaurant
Look Out For Dunes on the Road.
Travel Tips for Luderitz
The Desert Has Retaken this Diamond Mining Town
Kolmanskop was a diamond mining town, and now is ghost town. It was abandoned in 1956 because richer discoveries and the depressed value of diamonds after WW II. Mining by digging a huge hole is not what happened here. This was an alluvial mine which means the sand was sifted and picked through to find the diamonds. Diamond rich land eroded in South Africa by wind and rain only to be deposited by the Benguela current off the coast of Namibia. From there the winds blew the sand and diamonds inland. The town itself isn’t that impressive but the way the dunes have retaking town is quite amazing. The sand is absolutely everywhere and various objects such as bath tubs and signpost are just lying around. There is a museum here which explains the history of Namibia’s diamond mining but the best part of this place is to walk around in and out of the buildings and see how the desert has retaken the town.
Tours in English and German around 9:30 am.
It is best to have your own transportation.
Kolmanskop is about 20 kms west of Luderitz.
Lüderitz - German roots in the desert
The hazy Atlantic-coast town of Lüderitz has immense appeal for its barren beauty and solitude. Many charming and fine buildings reveal its colonial history as the first German settlement in South West Africa. Goerke House is the most impressive and sits with an excellent view, on top of Diamond Hill. It is open to the public and well worth a visit for its fine Art Deco interior of stained glass and wood paneling.
The best view of Lüderitz and the working harbour is from the peninsula of land which juts out and helps to form one of the best natural harbours along the Namibian coast. Head south of Lüderitz along the coast to Diaz Point, where a big stone cross commemorates the Portuguese discovery of the area.
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Address: Box 690, Luderitzbucht, Luderitz, Namibia