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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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Ever changing always exciting

I have been here on many occasions and it is always a highlight on my visits to Namibia. I highly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gary C
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Toronto, Canada
Step into the past

The extreme heat was not the worst element during our visit there. It was much rather the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Camel-thorn_Pyrenese
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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average5%
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“guided tour” (74 reviews)
“diamond mining” (28 reviews)
“bowling alley” (18 reviews)
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Luderitz, Namibia
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+264 63 204 031
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"guided tour"
in 74 reviews
"diamond mining"
in 28 reviews
"bowling alley"
in 18 reviews
"interesting place"
in 9 reviews
"photographers paradise"
in 8 reviews
"wander around"
in 12 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"great photo opportunities"
in 7 reviews
"tour times"
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"its heyday"
in 6 reviews
"main building"
in 5 reviews
"take pictures"
in 8 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 15 reviews
"harsh environment"
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"swimming pool"
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"curio shop"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been here on many occasions and it is always a highlight on my visits to Namibia. I highly recommend taking the tour before darting off to take photos, I also recommend you take your time, the light is always changing and the shadows...More

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The extreme heat was not the worst element during our visit there. It was much rather the sand-blasting wind. This experience contributed to my fascination with the town, how people survived (even thrived) back then and how so much of it is still intact for...More

Thank Camel-thorn_Pyrenese
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kolmanskop was the reason we came all the way to Lüderitz and it was worth every kilometre! We arrived just before 9 to beat the tour busses, paid our N$170 (for 2) on the gate and we were the first people there. Having the whole...More

Thank JungleJim400
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Very strange feeling as the guide takes you around. But an amazing place and then after the tour you can wonder around by yourself. Great photo opportunities- very picturesque! Very windy.

Thank Ilkleygirl
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Mind blowing to see the old buildings tools equipment diamond smuggling dentist tools huge hospital and the very fancy homes of the account and mine captain well stock curio shop and restaurant to quench your thirst well worth a visit

Thank cathy v
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Receive interesting information on the place. The tour leader as very helpful. We actually had a tour leader that speaks our language

Thank Wilna R
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Really fascinating ghost town that was a vibrant diamond mining town in the early 20th Century, and is now testament to the fact that NATURE ALWAYS WINS. Took the tour, then wandered around on our own -- in and out of buildings in various stages...More

Thank skurczysyn
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth visiting, if you are in Luderitz. It is incredible to think that the place was occupied until as recently as 1958. The visit was a combination of a guided tour (free) and time to wander around independently. I definitely recommend doing the guided...More

Thank Hugh K
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This was a really cool day trip. It was super informative and fun to be in this ghost town. The breakfast at the coffee shop was sublime! Oh - and real coffee!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A visit to Kolmanskoop was included in our small group tour of Namibia. It is a town that was based on diamond mining. We undertook a guided tour of a number of the buildings preserved as they would have been when the town was functioning....More

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Anne-Mare S
1 January 2018|
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Response from Anna-Marie V | Reviewed this property |
Dit is 'n teerpad totdat jy afdraai na Kolmanskop toe. (dis reg lanks die hoofpad) Ek dink kort na die afdraai is dit grondpad, maar dis minder as 500 meter tot waar jy parkeer.
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Tony v
1 November 2017|
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Response from Anna-Marie V | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest the guided tour, but you could do your own research and save some money.
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curious1428
20 February 2017|
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Response from MrsH28 | Reviewed this property |
We you purchase your tickets in Luderitz you either book a self tour or with a tour group
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