Trip Planner: Africa / Namibia / Karas Region / Luderitz / Kolmanskop Ghost Town
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 one is interested in lost places and willing to dive into the history of Diamond mini g in Namibia, this place is a must-see.
If one is interested in lost places and willing to dive into the history of Diamond mini g in Namibia, this place is a must-see. more »
Fascinating place! Once a thriving diamond mine town, it is now slowly being taken over by the sand. It is a must visit. $170 Namibian Dollars to visit. Make sure you sign up for a guided tour...
Fascinating place! Once a thriving diamond mine town, it is now slowly being taken over by the sand. It is a must visit. $170 Namibian Dollars to visit. Make sure you sign up for a guided tour... more »
Free tours (included in the entry ticket) are available at 9:30 and 11:00 on the morning everyday. In English and German as well, I would definitely recommend it, you can learn more about the Ghost town.
In 1908, a large number of diamond miners poured into the area, which quickly developed into a small German-style town. The city was the first city in Africa to have trams. After the First World War, the city was gradually abandoned. It became a ghost town in 1956. Now the town is gradually being swallowed by the desert, and the abandoned and desolate scene attracts more and more tourists. Here, souvenir shops in the park can also be visited.
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