Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Luderitz

4.6
#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Namibia
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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  • If you have traveled a lot in the world, many attractions are often more or less the same you have seen before. This one is not! It was fascination to see the old German town to be slowly taken by...  more »
  • Visited Kolmanskop on a photographers permit, which I bought the day before. It is essential to get the permit the day before your actual visit, if not you are not allowed to enter the complex before....  more »

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