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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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History buffs and photographers dream

A visits to Southern Namibia has to include a visit to this deserted and surreal old diamond... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
richarde11467
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Cape Town, South Africa
Great experience

Great place with excellent photography opportunities but the time restriction of closing at 13:00... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
whbsmit
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Secunda, South Africa
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“ghost town”(132 reviews)
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B4, Luderitz, Luderitz, Namibia
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All reviews guided tour ghost town diamond mining bowling alley fascinating place wander around worth a visit great photo opportunities take your time main building sand dunes curio shop ice making take pictures interesting history entrance fee photographers dream
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A visits to Southern Namibia has to include a visit to this deserted and surreal old diamond mining town. Our tour guide Christo was informative and witty and has a great voice on the piano. This is instagram paradise, but learning how humans lived in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place with excellent photography opportunities but the time restriction of closing at 13:00 is extremely frustrating. The tour guide was friendly and professional. In general it is well maintained and worth a visit. The shop and restaurant is nice but fairly expensive even for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank whbsmit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the tour at Kolmanskop and stayed afterwards to explore on our own and take photos. The tour was very interesting and informative. If you are a serious photographer I would recommend getting the photographer pass (access to Kolmanskop from sunrise to sunset...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ClariceDP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure to check the hours and to bring cash for entrance fee. I missed the guided tour, would live to know a lil bit more about the buildings and who worked on them, but had fun on my own anyways. Wear light clothes, sneakers,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fernpierotti
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy photography and this is an absolute hotspot. The guides are fun and well versed and they always leave you wanting more.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marne123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided tour. Not so easy to understand more about rules than about the story. The visit of the houses was interesting. Please take care of the buildings otherwise nothing will be left. It’s for sure part of the German history. Again impressive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ghentfreak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An old town built during the diamond rush in the early 1900’s, has survived and been overrun by the elements - basically sand. Really fascinating to walk thru the buildings with a guide and see how people lived. There is a bowling alley, a gymnastics...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've come all the way to Lüderitz then you must go to Kolmanskop. It is best to go there very early in the morning for sunrise, the light for photography is fantastic. Bring a tripod for shooting inside the various buildings. We made arrangements...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thomaslegner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique and wonderful because Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the desert, where the sand dunes move and change the landscape constantly, and because, at the same time, the buildings and homes bear witness to a bygone time when this was a very rich diamond...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank surya77
Reviewed 3 December 2018

This is a must see town in Namibia. It's starts with getting there - you're in the midst of eerie desert wind feeling how sand could swallow you. Kolmanskop is the town the desert swallowed. It's amazing that it is kept for people to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Phil P
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
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Cdejager
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.
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JazzaDP
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!
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