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.
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Country Life - Issue 178 - Author: - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 21
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 99
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 349
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Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 152
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 13
Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 180