Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Luderitz

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Namibia
Gradually swallowed by the Namib desert's sand storms, Kolmanskop Ghost Town once served as a thriving diamond mining community established by the colonial Germans. The town's supplies were slowly exhausted during World War I, and the site was completely abandoned in 1954. Take a guided tour to explore the alleys and streets covered knee-deep in sand, as well as the surrounding public institutions and facilities. The weather can get very hot here, so carry extra water and sunscreen with you. Make Kolmanskop Ghost Town a part of your Luderitz vacation plans using our Luderitz trip itinerary planner.
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  • The best time to visit is in the early morning, right when they open the gates. If you pay the photographer fee you can go even earlier. For us it was one of the highlights of Namibia. You can walk ar...  more »
  • This has been on our bucket list for years and was everything and more than we had hoped .. The very reasonable entry cost included a very good 45 minute guided tour which was great and after that we ...  more »
  • We have free 2 hours discovered these buildings... loved it, a paradise for photographers. Special atmosphere... the colors of the walls and the sand go great. The site closes at 13: 00.
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