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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

B4, Luderitz, Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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Amazing!

Incredibly fascinating place both today and when it was up and running. Great guide who could... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Kajsa L
A lot of empty buildings filling up with sand

If your in the area,visit the site. It is situated just next to the main road an you can make the... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Marguy K
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“guided tour” (79 reviews)
“ghost town” (116 reviews)
“diamond mining” (30 reviews)
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B4, Luderitz, Luderitz, Namibia
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+264 63 204 031
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"guided tour"
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"ghost town"
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"diamond mining"
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"bowling alley"
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"worth a visit"
in 27 reviews
"wander around"
in 13 reviews
"interesting place"
in 9 reviews
"photographers paradise"
in 8 reviews
"main building"
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"sand dunes"
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"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"great photo opportunities"
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"take pictures"
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"interesting history"
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"unique experience"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Incredibly fascinating place both today and when it was up and running. Great guide who could really make history come alive. Amazingly weird place!

Thank Kajsa L
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

If your in the area,visit the site. It is situated just next to the main road an you can make the tour of it within an hour. But I would not specially make the trip to Lüderitz just for this visit

1  Thank Marguy K
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to visit. It was an interesting visit. We had a guide which added a lot of value. He was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of insights at the various stops on the tour. We toured the refurbished building which I am...More

1  Thank jackie075
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Tour of Kolmanskop..fascinating throwback to rough times with a semblance of elegance. Enjoyed the working Kegelbaan. Highly recommended

Thank GaryvE
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We visited Kolmanskop on a self-guided tour (guided tours are available at 9.30 and 11am) and although we only saw about half of the buildings we had a wonderful time there. It really is a most impressive setting and the renovated Kasino is remarkable. Lovely...More

Thank tingasiki
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I have been here on many occasions and it is always a highlight on my visits to Namibia. I highly recommend taking the tour before darting off to take photos, I also recommend you take your time, the light is always changing and the shadows...More

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The extreme heat was not the worst element during our visit there. It was much rather the sand-blasting wind. This experience contributed to my fascination with the town, how people survived (even thrived) back then and how so much of it is still intact for...More

1  Thank Camel-thorn_Pyrenees
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Kolmanskop was the reason we came all the way to Lüderitz and it was worth every kilometre! We arrived just before 9 to beat the tour busses, paid our N$170 (for 2) on the gate and we were the first people there. Having the whole...More

Thank JungleJim400
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Very strange feeling as the guide takes you around. But an amazing place and then after the tour you can wonder around by yourself. Great photo opportunities- very picturesque! Very windy.

Thank Ilkleygirl
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Mind blowing to see the old buildings tools equipment diamond smuggling dentist tools huge hospital and the very fancy homes of the account and mine captain well stock curio shop and restaurant to quench your thirst well worth a visit

1  Thank cathy v
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phil2602
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
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Cdejager
3 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.
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JazzaDP
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!
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