Luderitz – 8/3/2017 – 11/3/2017

“Life is short and the world is wide”

Luderitz is a small coastal town in the southern part of Namibia.  The town is known for not only its diamonds, but also nearby ghost towns and colonial architecture.

The bay where Luderitz is situated was discovered in 1487.  It wasn’t until the early 19th century that it was discovered that there was prolific number of whales, seals and fish as well as guano harvesting which established Luderitz as a trading post.  In 1883 land was purchased on behalf of Adolf Luderitz, from Bremen in Germany, from a local chief.  Luderitz died a few years later in 1886 after not returning from an expedition to Orange River and the town was named in his honor.

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