Do you need to prebook a guided tour at Kolmanskop, or can you just drive there and book a tour on arrival? What times does the place open? Are tour times set?
You don't need to pre-book. There are two tours at 9am and 11am. Enjoy!
We just showed up and joined a tour in progress. They run all the time and we didn't feel like we missed anything having gotten there half way through.
The place closes in the afternoon because the wind comes up - so check the schedule online before you go.
The shutterbug pass is a good idea - as another poster mentioned - but be sure you can return. Most of the better shots are the ones inside the buildings of the sand dunes piled up against the walls or the graffiti etc. I'm an avid photographer and I'm not sure I would care too too much about sunrise/sunset there preferring to spend the time inside the buildings. Fewer people would make for better shots than golden/blue hour.
Hi there, you can just show up and ask in the reception / cafe. I think they still run at 9:30am and 11am weekdays and 10am on Saturdays... I think..... but if you are passing before 1pm on your way to Luderitz pop in and ask, or any of the hostels / guesthouses should have more up to date info.
Also, if you are a shutterbug, you can buy a sunrise sunset pass so you can stay all day or come back in the afternoon after all the crowds have gone too
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