Sandwiched between the Namib desert on one side and the rough Atlantic sea on the other, the fact Lüderitz exists at all is surprising in itself. The gateway to the Sperrgebiet (Forbidden Area), Lüderitz is quaintly Teutonic, boasting surreal German Art Deco architecture, and thoroughly Bavarian style cafes and pubs. The nearby Lüderitz peninsula is also worth a visit thanks to its enormous flocks of flamingos.
Namibia things to see and do
Colechurch House, 1 London Bridge Walk, London, SE1 2SX, Namibia
Tel: (020) 7367 0962.