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Swakopmund Lighthouse

Swakopmund Lighthouse

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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. 
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Walvis Bay

16nm
184°
Port.
12 Feb 12

Pelican Point Lighthouse

13nm
200°
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

Cape Cross

62nm
329°
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.
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17 Jan 09

Kalahari desert

201nm
173°
1 Jan 70

Kalahari

203nm
173°
The Namibian coast of the Kalahari desert stretches for more than 400 kilometers. There are many beaches filled with sand dunes.
22 Aug 15

Shark Island (Namibia)

239nm
171°
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

Luderitz

240nm
171°
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 ...
22 Jul 14

Lobito

622nm
354°
The Lobito port was built in 1928 after the Portuguese colonial authorities granted a concession to an Englishman, Sir Robert Williams. Sir Robert constructed a railway leading from Lobito deep into the heart of the continent, to transport millions of tons of copper and other minerals.
1 Feb 12

Saldanha Bay

646nm
163°
Harbor protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Dassen Island

671nm
163°
Magnifique réserve naturelle et une zone protégée abritant plusieurs colonies de pingouins.
31 Jul 11

Cape Town

705nm
162°
Harbor protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Luanda

835nm
354°
Porto de Luanda was founded by Paulo Dias de Novais in 1575 and settled by Portuguese colonists. It is the second busiest seaport in Angola.
15 Jan 09
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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