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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

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A fascinating historical site

Kolmanskop was built into a small town very rapidly at the start of the 20th century on the wealth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike R
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Sand and more Sand!

Worth visiting and taking a tour. Fascinating place to learn some history of Luderitz in the old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter W
Turramurra, Australia
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B4, Luderitz, Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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All reviews guided tour ghost town diamond mining bowling alley fascinating place worth a visit wander around photographers paradise main building take your time sand dunes great photo opportunities take pictures interesting history unique experience entrance fee early morning
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kolmanskop was built into a small town very rapidly at the start of the 20th century on the wealth of diamonds. The town had a bakery, butchers, ice making plant, hospital and concert hall plus many other fine buildings. There is a short and informative...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth visiting and taking a tour. Fascinating place to learn some history of Luderitz in the old days and mining stories. Very close to town, so it’s easy to get to

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting town to visit from back in the days with the diamond rush!! Had a wonderful tour guide explaining everything in detail. This place is any photographer's dream location. I took 1000's of pictures. Learned a lot from the history of the town. Beautiful...More

1  Thank nicosaayman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the top places in the world that I wanted to visit and photograph. We spent three hours here wandering around all of the buildings. No issues at all with arriving before it opens and purchasing a pass from the gate guard. We arrived...More

1  Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a Gem, this was one of the two places I wanted to see in the area and it didn't disappoint. I had a wonderful time. its not far outside of Luderitz, around 9km. Walking around this place, I was amazed how old some of...More

1  Thank 251duncanw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an experience of a lifetime. If you ever have time to visit - please do. So many memories covered by sand. One word - Amazing!!!!

Thank HesterBenson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid extra so that we could be on site, after the closure, it means that you don't have random strangers getting into your photos. A great place where you could spend a whole day walking around, getting some great photos of dilapidated homes as...More

Thank cgmoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sand had eaten the floor boards and was crawling up the walls of most of the houses, their windows and doors having been broken or forced open by the invading menace, the Namibian desert was slowly taking over this once booming diamond rush town...More

Thank KevinShore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide was knowledgeable about the history of the town. The sand covered houses are great backdrops for photos. It’s sobering to thank of the effort required to build such a town in the middle of nowhere

Thank HumphreyL17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting visit to a well-known landmark in Luderitz. Joshua was our tourguide and made the tour interesting and fun! Thank you!

Thank Corena
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28 June 2018|
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Response from Margaret d | Property representative |
Hi Phil A photographers permit is for the use of Non Commercial photographers who wishes to take advantage of best light. As Kolmanskop is located in the diamond area (Spergebiet) we have authority from the Ministry of... More
3 April 2018|
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Response from Bojan T | Reviewed this property |
It's very close and many local companies will happily take you there and back. You can also rent a car.
7 March 2018|
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Response from tingasiki | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to pre-book. There are two tours at 9am and 11am. Enjoy!