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“Other-worldly. Don’t miss this place!”

Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Luderitz
Certificate of Excellence
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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 place to ourselves was incredible. This town just has to be seen to be believed.
Soon it got pretty busy in time for the tour at 10am (Sunday tour time only). You HAVE to do the tour or you’d miss lots of very interesting facts about the town. Also don’t miss the room documenting ways people got caught smuggling diamonds from the town!
We will never forget this unique attraction.

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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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Receive interesting information on the place. The tour leader as very helpful. We actually had a tour leader that speaks our language

Thank Wilna R
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Really fascinating ghost town that was a vibrant diamond mining town in the early 20th Century, and is now testament to the fact that NATURE ALWAYS WINS.

Took the tour, then wandered around on our own -- in and out of buildings in various stages of decay. Kids absolutely loved it. It's surreal, beautiful and sad.

Thank skurczysyn
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