The coastal town of Luderitz, named after its founder German merchant Adolf Luderitz, has several sights. At Diaz Point there stands a cross made of dolerite and erected in 1988 during Diaz festival. Other sights include Redford Bay, named after its first white settler and trader David Redford; Diaz Point, the place where Bartolomeu Diaz erected padrao in 1488, and the wooden bridge to Diaz Point was built in 1911 to access fog horn originally located there; Lighthouse built in 1910; Kolmanskop, the ghost town abandoned on the middle of 50's named after a driver Coleman who frequently stopped here. First diamond was found in Kolmanskop in 1908 by laborer Zaharia Levala and became a centre of diamond industry.
A tiny island set in the tropical South Atlantic, 1,500 miles north-west of Cape Town, St Helena is only 47 square miles in area, with no harbour and no airport. It lies a lonely 1,200 miles from the west coast of Africa, a rugged volcanic island that boasts some suprisingly fertile pasture. The capital and port is Jamestown. First discovered by the Portuguese in 1502, and annexed by Britain 450 years ago, this lonely South Atlantic outpost was where the exiled Napoleon ended his days after defeat at Waterloo.
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