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Address: Luderitz, Namibia
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+264 63 204 031

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Very interesting! Old houses which are taken back by Mother Nature over the years. We joined the guided tour which was very informative. Some of the houses are still in a shape... read more

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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting! Old houses which are taken back by Mother Nature over the years. We joined the guided tour which was very informative. Some of the houses are still in a shape that allows to go into them. Worth to go to get some insights how life was 100 years back in time

Thank Karlh
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a Sat morning on one of the hottest days in April (41deg) and hopped between buildings very fast to stay out of the hot sun and sand ! The hospital was cool inside and is always a highlight. Pity they close at 1pm so we didn't have much time to stay and enjoy. Took plenty pics and... More 

Thank Venuespotter
Pretoria, South Africa
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting morning well spent at Kolmanskop. Do take the guided tour as the guides are knowledgeable and give an interesting, informative overview of the history of the mining town. A walk around, on your own, at the end of the tour is a must and is a good photo opportunity. It is most interesting to see how the sand... More 

Thank Cindy R
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The history of Kolmaskop is very interesting, but the forces of nature, with the desert sand, is majestic. This is a great place for photographers and a must see, when visiting Luderitz. The visual effect of the sand and the old buildings, are something to see and experience for yourself!!

Thank georgeaY8778DC
Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was truly fascinating. To be able to wander around a town that was alive and functional 100 years ago, and to enter the houses of those that lived there. Seeing these works of architecture literally being swallowed by the sand was really awesome. There's even the old hospital, bowling alley and butchery to explore, some of the original fixtures... More 

Thank Emma W
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Namibia in whole is beautiful and friendly people as if you are on a different planet, don't be in hurry to pass by... Kolmanskop Ghostly town, one can see they where very knowledgeable and hard working. Don't pass by... Go visit.

Thank Gary M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great to walk in the footprints of the former Kolmanskop residents. The old houses make for fantastic photographs. For future visitors, please take note of the tour times: Tours: Monday to Saturday 09h30 and 11H00 Sundays and Public Holidays only one tour at 10h00. 45 – 60 minute tours offered in English and German. The only criticism that... More 

Thank DBosman84
Peyia, Cyprus
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628 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early and get your ticket at the gate. It is so much nicer to walk this place when there are only a few or no other guests around. Fantastic place with many stunning old houses some reclaimed by the desert. The colors just fantastic and this place is a photographers paradise.

Thank sigzag
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing deserted on the edge of the restricted diamond area, these buildings show what life was like in this frontier.

Thank j0hnty47
Brighton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for photographers! If you arrive early you can wonder around before there are many people about. Careful of snakes in the building when walking around alone - only found this out after getting in early to take photos before the tour. You can get a sunrise to sunset permit at additional cost which will guarantee you're alone. Also works... More 

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