August 6, 2012

Lüderitz – such a big history

 Text and photographs Ron Swilling Lüderitz – the rough calloused hands of the town hold the sparkling blue bay, often gnashed by an unruly south-west wind. […]
August 22, 2012

Lüderitz Nest Hotel

Embraced by the sea by Ron Swilling The sea pervades your visit at Lüderitz Nest. Entering your room for the first time, you are amazed at […]
August 22, 2012

Lüderitz Safaris and Tours

Your one-stop shop in Lüderitz by Ron Swilling “I tackle tourism with a passion,” says Marion Schelkle, a personality known by everyone in Lüderitz. Marion is […]
August 22, 2012


Old mining towns and Bogenfels arch by Ron Swilling The desert around Lüderitz is steeped in mining history. Tales of diamond smuggling and intrigue abound, and […]
August 22, 2012

Zeepaard Boat Tours

Oysters, penguins and a minke whale by Ron Swilling The sea glitters. A minke whale (the second smallest of the baleen whales) catches the light as […]
August 23, 2012

An intriguing walk around Lüderitz

by Ginger Mauney With its wide, open streets, stately historical buildings and hillsides that entice you to find out what’s on the other side, Lüderitz beckons […]
May 3, 2013

The Little Bay town of Lüderitz – A town extraordinaire

By Ron Swilling  Lüdertiz has a character entirely its own. It is a destination for travellers who enjoy exploring unusual landscapes and out-of-the-ordinary places; are interested […]
May 10, 2013

Namibia’s marine protected coastline

A wilderness of sea, rocks and sand blend in perpetuity Text by Hu Berry Namibia’s protected coastline stretches 1 570 kilometres, linking 12 000 square kilometres […]
May 10, 2013

Plants in the Lüderitz environs – Black Mountain and blood finger

Text and photos by Luise Hoffmann Arriving at Lüderitz you may feel that you have reached a very remote and rocky place. Nevertheless, this little town […]
August 27, 2013

2013 Lüderitz Speed Challenge

Almost 60 participants have already booked their adventurous seat for the 2013  Lüderitz Speed Challenge.  Speed freaks representing around 19 different nationalities who will do their level […]
August 28, 2013

!Nami≠nûs vs Lüderitz

According to recent newspaper reports, confusion led to a misunderstanding of the alleged renaming of Lüderitz to !Nami≠nûs. It is reported that Law Reform and Development Commission chairperson […]
September 25, 2013

Lüderitz Speed Challenge around the corner

Time is drawing close for the start of the  Lüderitz Speed Challenge which takes place from the 7th of October until the 17th of November 2013 in the […]
September 30, 2013

Lüderitz name change: public meeting to end confusion

A public meeting at the Turnhalle in Lüderitz tomorrow night is hoped to give “Buchters”, as the locals refer to themselves, the final answer to the reigning […]
October 3, 2013


Lüderitz mayor Susan Ndjaleka met with a group of about 200 ‘Buchters’ on Tuesday night this week, in order to map the way forward in regard […]
October 9, 2013

Day 1: 2013 Lüderitz Speed Challenge

PHOTOS: ©Luke Patterson Despite relatively weak wind conditions on Day One of the Lüderitz Speed Challenge, the event already saw two national records broken. Nothing less than expected […]
November 19, 2013

Records smashed at 2013 Lüderitz Speed Challenge

“At about the same time every year a group of international speed freaks hit the coastal town of Lüderitz to compete for the title of king […]
January 14, 2014

Namibia’s Striking South – A Nam Fan explores

By Christopher Clark As a freelance travel writer, I have been lucky enough to visit Namibia (perhaps my favourite country in the world) three times in the […]
January 28, 2014

Lüderitz Waterfront – Update

Work on the second phase of the multi-million Lüderitz Waterfront development project is progressing well. According to locals, several tricky aspects of second phase of the […]
February 3, 2014

Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2013 – Better, better, better than ever

Each year the Lüderitz Speed Challenge is attracting more and more participants, and highlighting not only the region’s ideal conditions for some of the fastest sailing […]
February 14, 2014

Lüdertiz – a Night to Remember

In the late evening and early morning hours of the 12th and 13th of February 2014, Lüderitz “Buchters” were taken off guard when a spectacular and […]

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