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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

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Great site if you are a photographer

We paid extra so that we could be on site, after the closure, it means that you don't have random... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom

The sand had eaten the floor boards and was crawling up the walls of most of the houses, their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jimena de la Frontera, Spain
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B4, Luderitz, Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

great tour guide to explain the history of the ghost town, lost in large part to the desert sand. well worth a visit

Thank adtraveller2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating ruin of a diamond mine with all the facilities and accommodation that once made it a vibrant community. The buildings are all in a state of deterioration and delapidation and many are full of sand, giving an eery and atmospheric feel...More

Thank Gin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a photographer, it's a place that deserves a full day of your time! For an extra fee of about R250 one can get a photographers permit that allows you to arrive early and stay late.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than the photograhy subjects you are able to create the history of this diamond ghost town so so interesting

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an experience to see all the old buildings and furniture which is in excellent condition after all these years

Thank TrailBlazer621497
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Kolmanskop early in the morning right after it opened. The sun is just rising and shines into the windows of the abandoned houses which gives u incredible photo opportunities. Also you will be by yourself which makes everything even more eerie and...More

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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
2 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!