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Luderitz

Luderitz

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Description

Lüderitz is located on the only part of the Namibian coast with a rocky shore not far from the old town of Kolmanskop. A peninsula with numerous coves, locally called fjords and bays, juts out of the coast at an angle to form the bay proper. Three small islands -- Penguin, Seal and Flamingo -- lie within the bay. Shark Island was once also an island in the bay, but a solid causeway now joins it to the mainland. It encloses the harbour and a yacht basin.
Twelve islands lie in Namibian waters north and south of Lüderitz. Collectively they are known as the Penguin Islands or sometimes the Guano Islands. Penguin colonies live on few islands nowadays, but guano still accumulates abundantly, as seabirds -- especially cormorants and gannets -- roost and breed on all the islands. The islands are bleak and barren, except for a few bushes on Possession, the biggest one with an area of 90ha.
22/07/2014
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Shark Island (Namibia)

0.5nm
334°
Shark Island, or German Haifischinsel, is a small island off the coastal city of Lüderitz in Namibia which is used as a campsite for tourists.
16 Jan 09

Kalahari

36nm
344°
The Namibian coast of the Kalahari desert stretches for more than 400 kilometers. There are many beaches filled with sand dunes.
22 Aug 15

Kalahari desert

39nm
345°
1 Jan 70

Walvis Bay

224nm
350°
Port.
12 Feb 12

Pelican Point Lighthouse

228nm
350°
Pelican Point is the northern end of a long, low-lying peninsula of barren dune sand that forms the western side of Walvis Bay, protecting the bay from the Atlantic Ocean. In 1915 a small lantern was mounted on a wooden pole to mark the extremity of the peninsula. The present cast-iron ...
15 Jan 09

Swakopmund Lighthouse

240nm
351°
Swakopmund was founded in 1892, by Captain Curt von François.On 4 August 1892 the crew of a gunboat named Hyäne (German for Hyena) erected two beacons on a large dune, probably in the vicinity of the present lighthouse. This is regarded as the founding date of Swakopmund. 
15 Jan 09

Cape Cross

299nm
347°
En 1486, l'explorateur portugais Diego Cao, premier européen à fouler le sol de la Namibie, dresse une croix en hommage au roi Jean 1er du Portugal. D'où le nom de Cap Cross.
Aujourd'hui,  Cap Cross est réputée pour sa colonie d'otaries à fourrure. Leur nombre fluctue ...
17 Jan 09

Saldanha Bay

409nm
159°
Harbor protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Dassen Island

434nm
159°
Magnifique réserve naturelle et une zone protégée abritant plusieurs colonies de pingouins.
31 Jul 11

Cape Town

468nm
158°
Harbor protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Houtbay

474nm
159°
12 Jan 08

Simonstown

483nm
159°
Small port protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12
Local Area

Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations. Once a colony of Germany and later occupied by South Africa's apartheid government, ...
17 Jan 09

SE Atlantic Ocean

La plaque Africaine au Sud de l'équateur.Le relief sous-marin de l'Atlantique au Sud de l'équateur est beaucoup plus simple qu'au Nord entre le plateau de l'Atlantique Nord.
Au large des côtes africaines et de leur plateau continental relativement étroit, on n'a à signaler ...
19 Mar 15
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