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... The main fresh water supply came in by boat from Cape Town, the last people left in 1959.
Luderitz is a nice little town on the coast that grew up around the diamond mining. stopped at a self catering apartment on Shark Island overlooking the bay. Shark Island used to be a prison camp run by Germany, when the Brits made a claim to all islands around the south west part of Africa the ...
... is the only direct outlet of diamonds to the public under the Namdeb (Namibia/De Beers) association. To think that families lived in this harsh terrains, in the costumes of the day, with the intense heat & winds, must have been challenging at the least. On a personal note, I had no idea how many orifices sand could ...
... in the day when diamond money paid for everything, including the Kolmanskop Hospital that was home to Southern Africa's first X-ray machine. It was fascinating to learn that in addition to using the machine the usual way, it was also used to see if anyone had swallowed diamonds in an effort to smuggle them out of the area. In the late 1950s, after the war, even richer diamond deposits were discovered down in Oranjemund... and that was the start of the ...
... didn't know this the first night), and there are no taxis after 18h (we learnt this after our supper on the first night), but there's no need for one because it takes all of 10-15 min to walk from one end of the town to the other (this was our last lesson of our first night). It has turned out to be the perfect place for us to start our trip and learn the basics of Namibia.
André (Note: English version ...
... got half a
block a day free. There was also a multifunction recreation hall,
which was a gymnasium, cinema, theatre, library and canteen. It also
had a 9 pin bowling alley that they still use today. After the tour
we then walked around the rest of the buildings ourselves. Most of
these were very dilapidated with lots of sand inside, indeed in one
case the sand reached the roof and you could not enter. Leaving there
we went back to the main town and went on ...