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Address: Luderitz, Namibia
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Ghost town

There is a guided tour everyday. They make good coffee and cake. The history is very interesting. The maintenance is not that good but the sand took over at last. Put sun screen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hannes V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a guided tour everyday. They make good coffee and cake. The history is very interesting. The maintenance is not that good but the sand took over at last. Put sun screen on and shoes for hot sand. Take a lot of photos to show your friends what they will not believe if they can not see it for... More 

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1 Thank Hannes V
Pretoria
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved finding out about this bit of history, it was well guided, and there was ample time for self exploration and so many photo opportunities!!

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cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well looked after place. They have left some of the houses completely full of sand and some were more accessible to visitors. Quite clear distinction between housing for the bosses and for the workers. Some houses were beautifully decorated. Very interesting to see how much effort they made to keep their staff healthy: gym, bowling alley... . At the end... More 

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place, a morning spent back in time. We arrive in time for the 9:00 tour of the town. The tour guides are very knowledgeable on the history of the town and take you to a couple of the main buildings. After the tour you can go and explore the rest of the town on your own and get... More 

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1 Thank JAKTracks
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great experience! So interesting to walk around and to go into the museum area. It is probably worth doing a tour as they tell you exactly what each building used to be.

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1 Thank Jenny W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go and be transported to the past. Get out of your car...time travel 100 years back in time in a second. It looks and feels like everybody left yesterday and with a wipe of a feather duster everything and everybody will be back again. Beatifull. Fantastic photo ops.

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2 Thank Gerhard V
Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought this was the best place to see in the Luderitz area. It was very cool to see buildings half full of sand and walls sandblasted to bits, rusting metal and just the power of nature reclaiming her land. I suggest go early as it gets very windy later in the day. Its worth paying extra for the amateur photo... More 

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3 Thank chemicallymark
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The entry fee is rather high but if you take a guided tour it might be very interesting. Visiting it on your own – like we did it – is also possible and is worth some pictures and imagining how they lived in this deserted place in the past.

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3 Thank Dino W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a trip back in time. Almost impossible to imagine that people actually lived here. The guided tour (entry price include this) provides interesting perspectives/insights to the lives people lived here. The town is slowly being swallowed by the dunes.

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2 Thank Tipster1965
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Koilmanskop Ghost Town was a really cool look at the past, to see old architecture as well as seeing a city that has before been swallowed completely by the sand. The old houses are maintained to be safe to walk around in, but not in such a way that it detracts from the aesthetic. To walk around seeing houses... More 

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