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Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Luderitz

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#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Namibia
Must see · Ghost Town · Historic Site
Gradually swallowed by the Namib desert's sand storms, Kolmanskop Ghost Town once served as a thriving diamond mining community established by the colonial Germans. The town's supplies were slowly exhausted during World War I, and the site was completely abandoned in 1954. Take a guided tour to explore the alleys and streets covered knee-deep in sand, as well as the surrounding public institutions and facilities. The weather can get very hot here, so carry extra water and sunscreen with you. Make Kolmanskop Ghost Town a part of your Luderitz vacation plans using our Luderitz trip itinerary planner.
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  • What a fascinating place - we were there on a public holiday so the guided tour was a 10am. Very interesting guide and the history is amazing. The buildings are so well preserved but not overdone...  more »
  • Had a lovely experience - great tour guide and very informative - I was amazed at the site and the stories portrayed the days gone by. Highly recommend.  more »
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  • Its 5 stars because its home but how do you rate dunes,sand and old buildings?
  • A real piece of history caught between time and the dunes.

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