Luederitz has a rough, but healthy ocean climate. Gale force winds are not a rarity, especially from September to February. The air can then contain quite a bit of sand as well. In the mornings there is sea fog at times. Wind-free days are just lovely in Luederitz. Rainfalls are extremely low (under 50 mm per year).
There are many attractions in Lüderitz. Walk through the village and see the lovingly restored historical buildings. A visit of the Lüderitz Museum is a must (open Mo - Fr from 10h00 - 12h00 and 15h30 bis 17h00). Guided tours (1 hour) through Kolmanskop Ghost Town start in the morning at 9h30 and 10h45. Tickets at Lüderitz Tours & Safaris in Bismarck Street, Tel 202719.
If you have more time, drive around the lagoon, Sturmvogel Bucht und Grosse Bucht zu Diaz Point or further on to the spectacular Bogenfels rock arc. Or sail on the "Sedina" schooner to Halifax Island with its more than 1000 Jackass penguins.
At the Agate Beach one can still find sand roses. They mainly consist of crystallised gypsum. In the past tourists could simply take them along, which is forbidden nowadays. Swimming is allowed at Agate Beach, but there are no lifesavers.
Luederitz disposes of a beautifully situated camping ground on Shark Island. You will also find the Luederitz monument here. From there one has a marvellous view of the Atlantic and the harbour entrance. The camping ground is run by the municipality. Unfortunately only a few of the stands are protected from the wind.