The small port town of Lüderitz lies on Namibia’s southern coast, accessible only via the paved B4 highway that stretches inland to Aus. To the north the red Namib dunes march unending to Walvis Bay, while to the south the Sperrgebiet diamond area is off-limits to self-drivers. Guided tours are available into both the Namib and Sperrgebiet, but it’s best to book these in advance, especially the multi-day tours to Walvis Bay.

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Lüderitz itself is known for its interesting church and German-colonial architecture and there are some beautiful beaches (although with very cold water!) just north of the town. There’s an overlander-friendly campsite on Shark Island peninsular or a hotel and a few hostels if you prefer a bed for the night. Just outside of town don’t miss the abandoned diamond mining settlement of Kolmanskop – once a jewel of Southern Africa, now half buried under sand.

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