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Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Luderitz

#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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  • We enjoyed this much. I was sad when we were done because I wanted more. We took so many pictures. I would recommend as a must see  more »
  • The visit of Kolmanskop is interesting. Visually (to see the former city to be taken by the sand) & the history (old diamant city emerging from nowhere). The guide explained everything well. For this....  more »
  • 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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