Luderitz Nest Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Purpose built town supporting the diamond industry in the early 1900s with the last residents leaving in 1956. The German designed buildings are slowly vanishing under the sands of the Namib desert - but De Beers, in partnership with the Namibian government, continue to mine diamonds in the restricted area on the other side of the ...
... the now-deserted town is slowly being reclaimed by the world's oldest desert and some houses are collapsing under the weight of the sand, the remaining buildings still showcase the German architecture of that time, even a proper skittle alley (bowling alley).
I saw pics of a New Year's Eve ball where peeps dressed in full gowns and tuxedos were enjoying themselves in a room decorated with elaborate chandeliers. No doubt this was a pretty chic ...
... long. Luderitz is waiting for us... hopefully with comfy beds because um, we've been basically flying for two days now.
July 8: I'm really liking the harbour town of Luderitz. It's tranquil, serves good food, and is full of good-hearted people. There are no taxis from the airport, but there are kind people who will drive you and your travel companions into town for nothing in return because they have room in their car. The restaurants open at 18h for ...
... they could not
sell diamonds and ended up with Sir Ernest Oppenheimer buying up all
the German diamond interest and forming Consolidated Diamond Mines.
This company still exists although now called Namdeb and is owned 50%
by Namibia and 50% De Beers. On arrival at the town we went on a
guided tour and visited one furnished house, complete with some
original furniture that belonged to the grocer. We also went to the
ice house, it was made using ammonia and ...
... as we commenced our walk. Initially there was a tarmac road, particularly the main street, Bismarck street, but this soon ran out as we walked further afield and then it became a sandy, dusty track. This small part of Africa had been colonised by the Germans and many of the houses were built during the early part of the twentieth century when diamond mining was active and are quite attractive. We paid 50 rand (£3) for the both of us to visit the old home of ...