Luderitz Nest Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Monday - and Africa Day so it was a public holiday all round. But not for us dedicated work types!
An early up and pack saw us at breakfast early then the 125KM drive into Luderitz to visit the control tower , do the airfield assets audit and brief the controllers on what we are doing here.
As we left our Flintstone cottage we waved goodbye to Barney and Betty sitting on the porch next door having breakfast. We managed a wave and a smile from Betty ...
... recently in Iceland with the ice and snow being blown across the road and deposited as little mounds on the road. Luderitz was interesting and we went to the ghost town of Kolmanskop- just weird! Headed back into Luderitz for fish dinner (after 3 weeks of meat, we were craving fish). After a short trip around Luderitz we headed back to our site in Aus and had another early ...
Enroute to Luderitz is the diamond ghost town of Kohlmanskop. Once a bustling diamond mining town until the slump in diamond prices after WW1 and richer deposits discovered further south left Kohlmanskop a mere reminder of what life was like pre WW1. Luderitz an old Bavarian style German colonial town is a true step back in time. The icy shores of the South Atlantic Ocean are home to seals, penguins, ...
... were discovered in the area, thousands of prospectors arrived by land and sea to this town.
We enjoyed having a change from camping and from the desert, and sleeping in a real bed. The B and B was clean and well managed. Christo and his sister Magdelena were excellent hosts. Christo, (a former member of the Drakensburg Boy's Choir) played the piano and sang for us at breakfast. He has a wonderful voice and gave us a CD that he has made.
We finally had ...
... in the coffee shop, we joined the guided tour to fill our minds with the shiny history of the old diamond town. Today, Kolmanskop is a tourist stop that's only open from 8h-14h, but in its heyday (1908-1959), this was the place to be if you were looking for diamonds in the sand. The diamonds were originally formed under the ground in the South African Oranjemund, but the "lighter" ones got swept away by the river to journey across the border ...