Shark Island Resort is situated on the Shark Peninsula, which can be reached via a causeway from the coastal town of Luderitz. The resort offers accommodation in the lighthouse which has excellent views over the bay, town, and harbour, and is an ideal destination to explore Luderitz, especially for those travellers who prefer to self-cater.

Shark Island Lighthouse Luderitz

The German merchant Adolf Luderitz founded Luderitz, originally known as Angra Pequena, in 1883 as a trading base. The town's significance increased tremendously with the discovery of diamonds in the area in 1908, which lead to a big diamond rush. Today, the only landmark bearing testimony to an era of wealth and lavish colonial lifestyles is the ghost town of Kolmanskop, 10 km inland from Luderitz, which is slowly being buried by sand.

Shark Island Lighthouse Luderitz

Shark Island Lighthouse Accommodation

We offer accommodation in the lighthouse or 20 camping sites. The lighthouse is fully equipped for self catering and has 2 bedrooms with a double bed in one room and twin single beds in the other and 2 bathrooms. A minimum booking of two adults is required per night for the Lighthouse.

Accommodation Options at Shark Island Lighthouse

  • 1 Lighthouse
  • 20 Camping Sites
Shark Island Lighthouse Luderitz


The 2 rooms in the lighthouse has a fully-equipped kitchen with cutlery / plates, kettle, a fridge and the sitting room has a TV.

Shark Island Lighthouse Luderitz


The Camping sites have shared ablutions, access to a 220V power point, a built-in brick fireplace and taps can be found throughout the site. Prepare for cold and windy weather as it can get icy next to the Atlantic Ocean, especially at night!

Shark Island Lighthouse Luderitz

What To Do at Shark Island Lighthouse

We will gladly assist you in planning your stay in and around Luderitz. Day tours, boat trips or a visit to the diamond ghost town Kolmanskop can be arranged. Alternatively, you can Wander through Luderitz's streets lined with authentic 19th-century Bavarian architecture, offering a glimpse into its German heritage. Go on a guided sand rose trip into the Diamond Area at Agate beach. Take time to Indulge in the culinary delights of cosy cafes scattered around the town, offering a taste of local flavours, freshly caught seafood and traditional German dishes. Visit historic Lutheran Churches and discover the rich history of Luderitz.

Shark Island Lighthouse Luderitz


  • Visit Kolmanskop Ghost Town
  • Bogenfels (Famous Stone Arch)
  • Luderitz Museum
  • Tour Goerke Haus
  • Take a Catamaran tour
  • Visit Stormvogelbucht
  • Diaz Point
  • Grobe Bucht
  • Hiking and walking trails
  • Sand rose trip into the Diamond Area at Agate beach
  • Experience 4x4/quad bike routes
  • Angling & fishing
  • Namib wild horses
  • Enjoy beach visits
Shark Island Lighthouse Luderitz

Things to See

Get up close with the diverse marine life thriving in the South Atlantic. Spot seals, penguins, and other fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Take a leisurely walk along the desolate beaches nearby. At the Agate beach, look out for flamingos and wild goose in the shallow waters. You'll also find ostriches on the sandy shores along with oryx and spring buck. Enjoy stunning views of the southern Namib Desert and Diamond Area as you drive along the B4 road from Keetmanshoop to Luderitz. Stay cautious while navigating through the barchan dune field, especially in windy or foggy conditions.

Shark Island Lighthouse Luderitz