Lüderitz is a harbour town in south-west
Namibia, lying on one of the least hospitable coasts in Africa. It is
a port developed around Robert Harbour and Shark Island. Shark Island
Resort was the site of a concentration camp during 1905 to 1907 and harbored
Nama and Herero prisoners.
Shark Island Resort lies on a peninsula in Lüderitz,
Namibia and affords visitors sheltered campsites at budget rates, beautiful
scenery and a rich history.
The resort is situated on Shark Peninsula, with an excellent view over
the bay, town and harbour.
Shark Island Resort was the site of a concentration camp during 1905 to
1907 and harbored Nama and Herero prisoners. Several monuments on the
resort close to the main ablution building attest to this troubling time
in the resort's history.
Shark Island Camping Accommodation
Campsites at Shark Island Resort
Due to the wind blowing at most days of the year, the campsites are built
in layers with a stone wall protecting the campsites from the ocean breeze.
Even with these wind-breaking rock walls, the wind can cause problems
throughout the year and campers should take precautions to anchor the
If a view over the ocean is not a pre-requisite for the stay at the resort,
campers should select a campsite on the harbor side (right side upon entering
the resort) of the camping ground and add additional shelter against the
wind blowing in from the ocean.
Campsites are spacious and level, but the ground is heavily compacted
making it difficult to get the tent pegs into the ground.
It is imperative for tourists to take sturdy tent pegs and a suitable
hammer in order to secure the tents properly.
Shark Island Camping Facilities
Each campsite has access to a 220V power point providing electricity
24 hours a day.
A built-in brick fireplace provides a place to barbeque and taps are provided
at regular intervals.
Each campsite has access to a dustbin with a heavy lid.
One big ablution facility provides showers, toilets and baths to the campers.
The facilities are old, but spotlessly clean and are serviced daily.
A washing-up facility for doing dishes as well as a laundry is provided
for inside the building.
As the campground is large, additional small ablution facilities are spaced
between the campsites.
Although crime is not rife in the town of Lüderitz, campers must
take note that day visitors are allowed on the resort and campers must
make provision for the security of their campsite while they explore the
town and surroundings.
There is a security guard patrolling the grounds 24 hours a day to assist
in keeping the campground safe.
· Angling and Fishing
· Visit the National Monument
Directions to Shark Island Resort
Visitors can reach Shark Island Resort by driving straight through Luderitz
until the road ends in the harbor grounds.
Turning left at the junction and following the road past the industrial
area, tourists will reach a boom operated by a municipal worker at the
entrance to the resort.
Shark Island Camping Prices
Prices are per