Luderitz started as a small half-way station for goods that were imported from Europe. With the discovery of diamonds in the 1920s the Luderitz economy flourished attracting many merchants and service businesses from Germany, hence the tow’s modern-day distinctive German architecture. With the shift of diamond mining operations to Oranjemund, the Luderitz economy started relying more on fishing activities.
Today the Luderitz economy revolves around fishing, tourism and the port. Efforts are being made to diversify the local business sector and to attract investments in sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, tourism and aquaculture. With various accommodation establishments, supermarkets, banks and other service industries Luderitz offers top notch services and amenities.
Below you can read more about the Economy and Investment opportunities Luderitz has to offer.