Introducing The South Coast of Southern Namibia
The south coast of Namibia is dominated by Sperrgebiet (Forbidden Area), which plays host to the country’s highly lucrative and highly secure diamond mining efforts. Although much of the park has yet to open up, the town of Lüderitz, which is rich in German colonial architecture, and occupies an otherworldly setting between the dunes and sea, is a pleasant place to spend a few days.
Before travelling to Lüderitz, pause for a moment to study the country map, and you’ll realise the fact that the town is sandwiched between the barren Namib Desert and the windswept South Atlantic coast. As if Lüderitz’s wholly unique geographical setting wasn’t impressive enough, its surreal German art nouveau architecture will seal the deal.