Northern Cape: Port Nolloth

October 11, 2017  — 
(Image: Northern Cape Tourism Authority )

If you’re looking for a quaint seaside village to wind down and relax, or a place to rejuvenate your senses with exciting outdoor adventures, Port Nolloth is the place for you.

History alive.

History alive.  (Image: Edwinah Egelser)

This historic fishing village is situated about 140km north-west of Springbok. Its picturesque shores with endemic plants are a treat for nature lovers. Visitors can enjoy water activities such as snorkelling, kayaking and fishing.

Thanks to the crystal clear skies, Port Nolloth is also ideal for stargazing and birdwatching.

The village’s main industries are fishing and tourism. However, its colourful history as a bustling copper and diamond-mining hub is still evident. The Port Nolloth Museum houses fascinating relics, from shipwreck debris and photographs to clay pots and bottles that tell the tale of the village’s establishment in the mid-1800s.

Golden oldies.

Golden oldies.  (Image: Northern Cape Tourism Authority )

Visitors can go on walking tours guided by local residents and learn more about the village. Curios, home decor items and antique furniture can be bought at local craft shops. Accommodation options available include self-catering cottages and bed-and-breakfast guest houses.