Afrikaans name: Port Nolloth
The harbour town of Port Nolloth was named after Commander Nolloth of the Royal Navy who surveyed the area in 1854.
Originally the port was important in the handling of copper but nowadays it serves the lobster fishing industry and reclaiming diamonds from the sea bed, although this activity has declined dramatically over the years.
The harbour is now closed to bigger ships. Over the years a couple of ships have got shipwrecked trying to make the tricky entrance into the harbour.
References and further readingThings ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 180
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 13
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 152
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 99
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 168
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 349
Country Life - Issue 178 - Author: - Published: 2011 - Page: 21
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 354
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 139