Geography and History
Port Nolloth is a town and domestic seaport in the Namaqualand region on the Diamond coast of the Northern Cape province in South Africa. Port Nolloth is situated 143km northwest of Springbok.
Port Nolloth was established as a small-vessel harbour and railway junction in 1854 for the copper-mining industry, Port Nolloth’s narrow, shallow entrance makes it unsuitable for ore carriers. It is, instead, a centre for the small-scale diamond recovery and crayfishing industries, and the only resort on the Diamond Coast.
Port Nolloth is a scenic town with fishing trawlers in the bay, clean beaches and playful seals to enjoy.
Port Nolloth offers good line-fishing and fresh crayfish aplenty. Fish and crayfish can be bought from the factory in season.
Experience a bit of the Nama culture at Lekkersing, inland, north of Port Nolloth.
Other places of interest include:
McDougall’s Bay - A cluster of seaside cottages, houses and camping sites south of Port Nolloth, is a popular boating, fishing and crayfishing spot.
Museum - Once the Cape Copper Company’s Officers’ Club. Find out more about the history of the town and its people, the influence of copper and diamonds and the shipwrecks nearby. Tel 027 861 8350/027 851 8865 a/h.
Accommodation in Port Nolloth includes a Resort, a Hotel, Guest Houses, B&B's and Self catering.
There are a few restaurants in Port Nolloth that cater for every taste, from seafood to steak to pizza, in settings that vary from a sunny coffee shop atmosphere to the inside of a boat with marine relics on display!
|Port Nolloth Tourism Office Information|
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