Shark Island is situated on the Shark Peninsula, which can be reached via a causeway from the coastal town of Luderitz. It has excellent views over the bay, town and harbour and is an ideal destination to explore Luderitz, especially for those travellers who prefer to camp. The German merchant Adolf Luderitz founded Luderitz, originally known as Angra Pequena, in 1883 as a trading base.

Shark Island Camping Luderitz

Shark Island Camping Accommodation

Shark Island offers 20 camping sites with shared ablutions, warning campers to expect cold and windy weather due to its exposed location on a peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean. The main ablution facility provides showers, toilets, and baths, while smaller ones are scattered throughout the large campground. Additionally, a washing-up area for dishes and laundry facilities are available inside the building. Despite being slightly aged, the facilities are maintained and cleaned daily. Campers should be mindful that day visitors are permitted, necessitating security measures for their campsites while they explore the town and surroundings.

Shark Island Camping Luderitz

Shark Island Camping Amenities & Facilities

  • Ablution Facility
  • Braai / BBQ Area
  • PowerPoints
  • Water-Tap
  • Washing-up Area for Dishes & Laundry
Shark Island Camping Luderitz

What To Do at Shark Island

Shark Island offers a variety of activities for travellers, including swimming and snorkelling in the ocean waters. Guests can also enjoy beach volleyball and fishing off the rocky shores. For those seeking relaxation, scenic walks along the coastline and picnics with breathtaking views are popular options.


  • Boating
  • Sundowners
  • Angling and Fishing
  • Beach day
  • Kite Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
Shark Island Camping Luderitz

Things to See

Experience the historical and natural wonders around Shark Island in Luderitz. Explore the National Monument, showcasing the town's German colonial past. Wander through the Kolmanskop Ghost Town to glimpse life in the diamond mining era. Admire the unique blend of German and colonial architecture in Luderitz and don't miss the opportunity to see the shipwreck at Grosse Bucht. Spot marine wildlife like flamingos and sea lions along the coastline for an enriching and memorable visit to Luderitz.

Shark Island Camping Luderitz