Top things to do in Lüderitz

Top Choice Cafe in Lüderitz

Diaz Coffee Shop

The cappuccinos are strong, the pastries are sweet, and the ambience wouldn’t at all seem out of place in Munich. Patrons sit in a large room with some comfy seating and receive quick service; the food, such as hot …
Top Choice Cafe in Lüderitz

Garden Cafe

The garden setting, white-wood furnishings, great coffee and filled rolls add up to one of our favourite little haunts in town. The baked treats, Black Forest gateau among them, are also highlights. Travellers tend …
Church in Lüderitz


The prominent Evangelical Lutheran church dominates Lüderitz from high on Diamond Hill. It was designed by Albert Bause, who implemented the Victorian influences he’d seen in the Cape. With assistance from private d…
German in Lüderitz


A wonderfully festive bar-restaurant accented by occasional live music, Barrels offers rotating daily specials highlighting fresh seafood and German staples. Portions are hefty and the buffet (N$150) is great value.
Historic Site in Lüderitz

Goerke Haus

The sheer scale of Goerke Haus and the way it blends into the rock face is very impressive. Originally the home of Lieutenant Hans Goerke, and designed by architect Otto Ertl and constructed in 1910 on Diamond Hill,…
Cafe in Lüderitz

Seabreeze Coffee Shop

This smallish waterfront cafe offers attractive sea views, so make it a double espresso and linger a bit longer than you normally would. Bratwurst sausage, boerewors (farmer's sausage) in a hotdog, burgers and toast…
Seafood in Lüderitz

Penguin Restaurant

Part of the Nest Hotel and with a prime waterfront location, Penguin restaurant does all the usual Lüderitz seafood suspects – oysters, seafood curry, seafood platter – and they're usually excellent, but travellers …
Museum in Lüderitz

Lüderitz Museum

This museum contains information on the town’s history, including displays on natural history, local indigenous groups and the diamond-mining industry. Phone to arrange a visit outside standard opening hours.
Historic Building in Lüderitz

Old Post Office

An attractive architectural landmark.
Lighthouse in Lüderitz


This is an important local landmark.