Shark Island


Shark Island is a coastal property of Namibian Wildlife Resorts. It is near the town of Luderitz and along the west coast of Namibia. The Resort overlooks the bay, the town of Luderitz, and the harbour. It is a value for money destination and perfect for self-drive and self-catering visitors. The wind is near the Atlantic coast, and it can be cold. It is the ideal location to explore Luderitz. It is one of the earlier settlements in Namibia and was found by Adolf Luderitz in 1883 as a trading base.

The signs of old German buildings are still evident when visiting Luderitz. The town was home to a Norwegian whaling station before the discovery of Diamonds.


The Lighthouse: There are two rooms with two beds each. The lighthouse is a self-catering accommodation with an equipped kitchen at hand.
Camping sites: Campsites are on offer with shared ablutions. ( prepare for cold and windy weather in season)

Things to do From Shark Island

  • The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop is worth visiting during your stay at Shark Island.
  • The agate beach has semi-precious stones such as pebbles.
  • Visit Grosse Bucht or Big Bay – a lovely beach and some flamingos with a shipwreck site.
  • Visit Klein Bogenfels and see the slight rock arch.
  • Diaz point is worth visiting to view the jackass penguins at Halifax Island.
  • Sea lions frequently visit this point.

Shark island offers guided trips to see the desert sand roses. These are crystallised Gypsum and is within the Diamond area of Luderitz. A visit to Shark Island is perfect for travellers exploring the southwestern part of Namibia. The contract of the coast and the desert offers a variety of moon landscapes.

When visiting Shark Island, all visitors should report to the office in Schinz Street.
Office Hours: 8 am to 5 pm.

Naukluft campsite

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Shark Island Rates

Nov 2023 - Oct 2024

Accommodation Per night
Lighthouse (min 2) NAD 1100 per person
Camping (max 8 per site) NAD 300 per person
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