[4] – Port Nolloth


This town lies 70 km from Kleinsee and 140km North West of Springbok (via Steinkopf)

Port Nolloth was established as a small-vessel harbour & railway junction in 1854 for the copper mining industry.

In 1925 diamonds were discovered 6 miles south of Port Nolloth.  In the 1960’s gem quality diamonds were uncovered on the bottom of the ocean.

Diamond Dredgers moored in the harbour.

Port Nolloth is the crayfishing centre as well as a holiday destination on the Diamond Coast.

Mc Dougall’s Bay

South of Port Nolloth is McDougall’s Bay – a cluster of seaside cottages, houses and camping sites.  It is a popular boating and fishing spot.

Imagine fishing trawlers etched against spectacular sunsets, clean beaches, calm seas, good line-fishing and plenty fresh crayfish…..