About Port Nolloth
DISTANCE SPRINGBOK TO PORT NOLLOTH: 140 km
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 as history will tell. There are many shipwrecks along the coast, testimony to the treacherous coastline of Port Nolloth
Port Nolloth's main industry is marine diamond dredging and crayfishing industries and the only holiday resort on the Diamond Coast.
Dredgers and fishing trawlers etched against sunsets, clean beaches and the occasional antics of seals are made the more pleasant by good line-fishing and fresh crayfish aplenty. Fish and crayfish can be bought from the factory in season. Nama culture can be seen at Lekkersing, inland, north of Port Nolloth.
Attractions, Port Nolloth
- McDougall’s Bay
A cluster of seaside cottages, houses and camping sites south of Port Nolloth, is a popular boating, fishing and crayfishing spot.
- Abalone and Seahorse Breeding Project