Diamonds 'n Daisies

Accommodation in the gem of the Northern Cape

Kleinzee Self Catering Holiday Home

Your comfort zone, away from home

Port Nolloth

Port Nolloth
  • Port Nolloth: 51 km from Kleinzee. What today is essentially a fishing village, Port Nolloth lies on the bay known by the indigenous Namaqua people as Aukwatowa (where the water took away the old man) - it was the last landfall the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias sighted, before he and his ship were blown off course and out to sea for thirteen days. Port Nolloth and its neighbouring informal settlement, Sizamile make a good stop off if you are at all interested in the Namaqua Flower Route, or a visit to the Richtersveld National Park. Walking tours around Sizamile are on offer by local guides; the local museum is filled with history, and a trip inland to the little town of Lekkersing, just north of Port Nolloth, offers a ‘look in’ to a community workgroup ‘rusoord’ where local craft in the form of ‘velskoene’, mats, huts, dresses and ‘riempie’ chairs is available. 
  • Port Nolloth Diving Museum: If you're in Port Nolloth, pop into the interesting little local Museum. It features displays and artifacts from old shipwrecks and Port Nolloth's diamond diving, as well as the geology and natural history. 
  • Mcdougalls Bay (Next to Port Nolloth): George's Spot: He is a tough oke, a humble ou, SA Navy Diver, Diamond Diver, boat builder, writer, photographer, videographer, actor, producer, 62 years old (2014), all in one, one time. He IS George Moyses, and he lives in Port Nolloth. He used to be a good looking guy, until a boat propeller altered his features. He was sent to hotel school to make something of his life, and he ended up under water ........ one time! George has his spot next to the slipway in McDougalls Bay, with artifacts and quirks, and stories about diamond diving on the West Coast, including DVD's and books on the topic which he created himself. If George is not at his spot, you can find him at the museum in Port Nolloth, One Time! 
  • McDougalls Bay is home to clean beaches and calm seas, if a little cold, that offer hours of swimming, walking and boating time; and you can fish for snoek or yellowtail if you have a permit.