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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

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We visited here on a Sunday but we're lucky to be shown round as there is only one tour in a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Strange and Magical

Too cool!! We arrived early and walked around for 2 hours. Amazing spot for photos and like nothing... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

We visited here on a Sunday but we're lucky to be shown round as there is only one tour in a Sunday at 10am so make sure you get there in plenty of time. It is a fascinating place, very German and quite strange how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Too cool!! We arrived early and walked around for 2 hours. Amazing spot for photos and like nothing you've seen before!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

My imagination ran away with the intrigue and atmosphere of Kolmanskop. My partner is the photographer, I came along as a semi-interested party. And this place blew me away. You are almost totally free to explore, climb, crawl wherever you want. It was a total...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I am a German National and for me it was a must to see Kolmanskop. I have done a Tour held in German Language. The Tour Guide was a very nice Lady with german background and born in Luederitz. I have learned a lot and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank haroldvanderschmidt
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The Ghost city is one of those places that you 've seen on several photos and thought that this must be overestimated. But the truth is that it is even more impressive, more photogenic and more owesome that you could imagine. This abandontand city is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

DId the tour here 6 years ago on our first visit and really enjoyed it. The day was quite with around 50 people visiting the place during our time here. This time however it was overrun by tour buses and they poor guides running the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We were so fortunate to share these few hours with our youngest daughters! The entrance fee per adult for SA are R90/p and R55 for children between 5-13 years age. Permit can be bought at Kolmanskop entrance but must be cash - no card facility!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pioneer717754
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We decided to enter Kolmanskoppe shortly after sunrise to be able to take good pictures. We had sufficient time after the gate opened 8:00 to walk around and explore and to take lovely photos. The guided tour was presented in an interesting manner and to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joey V
Reviewed 13 August 2018

the first time I came here was around 20 years ago and it was my first experience of an actual ghost town and it was so weird but awesome! You get to experience a bit of what it was like living in this old frontier...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing look back at the past. A very good tour guide who gave us lots of information. Hard to believe that they just walked away from a functional village. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Phil P
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
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.
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!