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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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  • We did not join a guided tour and found that we could follow the story of Kolmanskop very well. Do not miss this attraction! A learning experience for all! 
    We did not join a guided tour and found that we could follow the story of Kolmanskop very well. Do not miss this attraction! A learning experience for all!  more »
  • Don’t miss the trip to the empty diamond town in the desert. Our tour guide was amazing and really knowledgeable, cheerful and made the visit special 20% of the worlds diamonds that have EVER been... 
    Don’t miss the trip to the empty diamond town in the desert. Our tour guide was amazing and really knowledgeable, cheerful and made the visit special 20% of the worlds diamonds that have EVER been...  more »
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  • Very, very interesting place that is fascinating and sad at the same time (innovation in the desert vs colonialism…). Great tour! Nice café, definitely worth a visit
  • Amazing to see and you come to know the place..

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