We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Interesting. Great with a guided tour”

Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Luderitz
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
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 not sure was worth the trek through the sand but cool to get into another building. History of how they mined and how they treated the “contract” workers was the most fascinating. Bring a jacket. It can be cool, and windy.

1  Thank jackie075
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (852)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"guided tour"
in 79 reviews
"ghost town"
in 116 reviews
"diamond mining"
in 30 reviews
"bowling alley"
in 19 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 27 reviews
"wander around"
in 13 reviews
"interesting place"
in 9 reviews
"photographers paradise"
in 8 reviews
"main building"
in 7 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 15 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"great photo opportunities"
in 6 reviews
"take pictures"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
in 14 reviews
"unique experience"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 9 reviews
"early morning"
in 6 reviews
Filter

42 - 46 of 852 reviews

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 restaurant and very interesting exhibition in the Kasino back rooms.
Sadly there were no maps available short of the map on the back of a book.

Thank tingasiki
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Kolmanskop Ghost Town also viewed

Luderitz, Karas Region
Luderitz, Karas Region
 
Namib-Naukluft Park, Khomas Region
Luderitz, Karas Region
 

Been to Kolmanskop Ghost Town? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing