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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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pretty danged cool

If you've seen the pictures, you know that this is a photographer's dream--an entire town that's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
When nature reclaims towns

If you are in the area it's well worth a visit. We bought the early morning permits (I think... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you've seen the pictures, you know that this is a photographer's dream--an entire town that's been overrun by the dunes. Way cool. If possible, get access in the early day or at sunset--totally worth it. Know that you're traipsing through lots of sand, and...More

Thank Member000
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area it's well worth a visit. We bought the early morning permits (I think they're called photographers permits) that allowed us to enter at 6am and we were the only ones there until 8am. Being there that early meant that...More

Thank leisurelymonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting to see. I wouldn't recommend the free tour they give- its too busy and too many people getting in the way of any photos or exploring. The place is interesting to visit if you are going to be in the area anyway.

1  Thank Philippad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a long time wish of mine to be able to shoot this town the desert took back. I took the tour which I found had interesting information and took 45 minuets, then I was left to explore and take photographs. My only disappointment...More

Thank kimwild
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kolmanskop again after a 15 year break, and a lot had changed. While the place is still great, it is now very crowded.

Thank 3Ms-from-F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still a must for a first visit but unfortunately the magic of the place is fading. Very, very touristy now with fools writing on walls all over. The icon house is now renovated.

1  Thank Hein_Ria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place to visit and very interesting! If you like taking photos this is a recommended visit. There is so much history and if the walls could've talked...You don't have to buy a permit beforehand, get one at the entrance gate. Do...More

Thank FionaHugo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kolmanskop , 100 years back in time , back to the days of Diamond dwelling. This is a need to visit and a popular destination

Thank alwyn1_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Strange place near Lüdervitz, worth the visit through. Good glimpse into mining life in early to mid 1900's. Many buildings being slowly taken back by the desert

Thank Russell O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly. We went on a guided tour which were very interesting. The tour guide was very friendly and funny. We took amazing photo's of all the houses. Wish we could've stayed longer.

Thank mikesteyn89
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20 February 2017|
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Response from Kylie K | Reviewed this property |
You can get a taxi from luderitz. Taxi will take you out, wait for you to finish and take you back
16 September 2016|
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Response from LNHGM | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you have a TWO options to purchase entrance permits to Kolmanskop Ghost Town; 1) Luderitz Safaris & Tours (centre of town) and at Kolmanskop gate/entrance itself. Please take note that there are 2 x FREE daily guided... More
16 March 2015|
Response from Margaret d |
Hallo Peet Daar is begeleide toere Maandag tot Saterdag om 09H30 en 11H00. Sondae en Publieke vakansie dae is daar slegs een toer om 10H00.00 Geen toere op Kersdag en Nuwejaarsdag. Hoop dit help. Margaret