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“Ever changing always exciting”

Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Luderitz
Certificate of Excellence
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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 make for some incredible shots. The history is fascinating, the town is as well preserved bearing in mind mother nature is clawing her way back in to reclaim her place. I took my 17 year old son here for the first time and he absolutely loved it.

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 us to see. You can enter most of the houses and learn about the families who lived there. A guided tour is recommended to get the story behind the story. So much history in a tiny ghost town. Do not miss it on your visit to Lüderitz.

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 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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