Senior Safari – Not an OxymoronApril 24, 2018
The Town Built on a RockApril 24, 2018
Perfectly positioned on a rocky crest in the quaint coastal town of Lüderitz, Sea-view Zum Sperrgebiet offers a beautiful panorama of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy one of 22 comfortable en-suite rooms against the stark backdrop of an unforgiving and ever-changing desert. Start your morning with a hearty breakfast before taking on the desert. Indulge your taste buds with a variety of seafood and mouth-watering meat dishes in the restaurant. Relax at the indoor swimming pool surrounded by plants or treat yourself to a sauna session after an adventurous day out. Have a drink at the hotel bar or in the lounge while admiring the sun setting over the ocean.
Explore the colourful historic town with its friendly inhabitants by foot. Hotel staff will provide you with a map of the town and pinpoint sights and activities according to your personal preferences. Among the most striking architectural attractions are the Goerke Haus and Felsenkirche. Both adorn the slopes of Diamond Hill. The church on the rock with its beautiful stained-glass windows is truly unique, as all building materials – even the sand! – were shipped from Germany.
The Waterfront with a choice of several restaurants is just a stone’s throw away. Sample ocean-fresh Lüderitz oysters paired with fine wine or bubbly. Several catamaran tours start there. Ask your guides to fill you in on the most interesting facts of the marine life that you will see, or even on life in Lüderitz in general. Be camera-ready to capture great snaps of African penguins, Cape fur seals, flamingos, pelicans and Heaviside’s dolphins. Look out for the fortunate sighting of a sunfish! The area is home to a large variety of aquatic birds, including cormorants and seagulls. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before heading back to the harbour.
The Lüderitz Peninsula is characterised by numerous bays, lagoons and unspoilt stretches of beach. Popular beaches are Grosse Bucht, Sturmvogelbucht and Agate Beach. The latter boasts excellent barbecue facilities, long sandy beaches and good bathing opportunities.
At Diaz Point, a replica of Bartolomeu Dias’ padrão can be seen, while a memorial on Shark Island commemorates Nama Captain Cornelius Fredericks. Lüderitz airport is only a 10 minutes’ drive from town. Visit Kolmanskop ghost town and its museum – an absolute must for those who are interested in history.
Sea-view Zum Sperrgebiet, centrally located, will make you feel part of it all. “Come Stay with us.”