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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
Response from Margaret d | Property representative |
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
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 Mines and Energy to sell day permits from 08H45 to 13H00, during which time we offer a tour - included in the price. You are most welcome to take pictures, for private use, during and after the tour at no extra cost. If you need to stay after 13H00 , a special permit is required and it can be obtained at the entrance to Kolmanskop or arranged in advance by contacting us through our website. The spelling to gain access to our website is kolmanskuppe.