Lobito, Angola

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Lobito, Angola.
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A footbridge crosses an irrigation canal adjacent to the Catumbela River in western Angola.

A footbridge crosses an irrigation canal adjacent to the Catumbela River in western Angola.

The Porto do Lobito is Angola's second largest.

The Porto do Lobito is Angola's second largest.

A man propels a small boat up the Catumbela River in western Angola.

A man propels a small boat up the Catumbela River in western Angola.

The Restinga Peninsula, a five-kilometer sandspit at Lobito, Angola, shelters Lobito Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Restinga Peninsula, a five-kilometer sandspit at Lobito, Angola, shelters Lobito Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

Squatter settlements are seen along the railway line between Lobito and Benguela, Angola.

Squatter settlements are seen along the railway line between Lobito and Benguela, Angola.

The Catumbela River passes scenic hills before entering the coastal plain in western Angola.

The Catumbela River passes scenic hills before entering the coastal plain in western Angola.

Picturesque hills overlook the Catumbela River northeast of Benguela, Angola.

Picturesque hills overlook the Catumbela River northeast of Benguela, Angola.

In 1905 a steel bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel was built over the Catumbela River between Lobito and Benguela, Angola. In 2009 a modern bridge opened alongside but the old bridge remains in service.

In 1905 a steel bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel was built over the Catumbela River between Lobito and Benguela, Angola. In 2009 a modern bridge opened alongside but the old bridge remains in service.

The fashionable Igreja da Arrábida on the Restinga Peninsula at Lobito, Angola, dates from Portuguese times.

The fashionable Igreja da Arrábida on the Restinga Peninsula at Lobito, Angola, dates from Portuguese times.

The Camara Municipal at Lobito, Angola, is on the Restinga Peninsula between the port and the upscale Terminus Hotel.

The Camara Municipal at Lobito, Angola, is on the Restinga Peninsula between the port and the upscale Terminus Hotel.


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