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Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Luderitz

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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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  • Kolmanskop was probably the first thing I learned about Namibia. I still remember how I saw the photos on the Internet and was literally stunned by them. So it was a must see for me in Namibia. The... 
    Kolmanskop was probably the first thing I learned about Namibia. I still remember how I saw the photos on the Internet and was literally stunned by them. So it was a must see for me in Namibia. The...  more »
  • This is a must to visit! We had an awesome guide, English speaking which was very interesting. This is a photographers dream. There are only 2 tours daily. We did the morning tour, and spent time... 
    This is a must to visit! We had an awesome guide, English speaking which was very interesting. This is a photographers dream. There are only 2 tours daily. We did the morning tour, and spent time...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Truly fascinating location with a moment in time frozen right before your eyes that you get to explore! Being able to walk through an abandoned town that has been taken over by sand dunes is a very unique experience. This used to be a thriving community when diamonds were discovered in the area and you now have an opportunity to see how they lived. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. This is a must see if you're in Namibia!

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