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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

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This is a must see town in Namibia. It's starts with getting there - you're in the midst of eerie... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Incredible Ghost Town !

Just awesome ! This place had been on my list for a very long time and it still blew me away... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hurra C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see town in Namibia. It's starts with getting there - you're in the midst of eerie desert wind feeling how sand could swallow you. Kolmanskop is the town the desert swallowed. It's amazing that it is kept for people to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JulsVern
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just awesome ! This place had been on my list for a very long time and it still blew me away. ( quite literally when the sandstorm hit) Get there as early as you can to avoid the heat & wind. Give yourself a good...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hurra C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it here! It's busy during the tour, but we came about an hour before it started and had the place to ourselves. Interesting to learn about Namibia's diamond mining history and great fun to roam around the old, sand filled buildings. We didn't...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank holidayobsessed99
Reviewed 1 week ago

History is so beautiful. Kolmanskop Ghost Town was one of the places that has left such an impression on me. Just being able to walk through the 'ghost town' and getting sand in my shoes was like a walk through time. The desert has reclaimed...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank RickiMartini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s called a “ghost town”, and it certainly looks like it, with the desert gradually reclaiming the derelict houses and streets, but I think that some of it is staged, at least to some extent. It’s quite well maintained because it’s a real money spinner...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank traveljunkiechris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone visiting Luderitz has to go to Kolmanskop - it is, arguably, the main reason to go to Luderitz. The "ghost" town is very interesting to wander round. We wanted to go with a guided group but ended up joining an Afrikaans-only group as the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the reasons we went to Luderitz (the nearest accommodation) in order to visit this old town and it didn't disappoint. It is worth going on one of the two guided tours as you learn a lot about the place and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So firstly I came with high expectations of this dead town, and yes there are a number of great photo opportunities, however I feel the company running the place has failed to realize that it’s dilapidation is the reason people come to it. Repainting the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TimM5557
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When you hear the term “ghost town” you normally think of an abandoned silver or gold mining town in the American west, decrepit and falling down. This is not that. The buildings on display at this historic attraction are sturdy and the structures are sound,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We bought the photographers pass and arrived early at sunrise. We were the only ones there and it was so worth it. Tour buses start arriving between 9-12 so if you want solitude and great lighting, get the pass. It’s worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 June 2018|
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Response from Margaret d | Property representative |
Hi Phil A photographers permit is for the use of Non Commercial photographers who wishes to take advantage of best light. As Kolmanskop is located in the diamond area (Spergebiet) we have authority from the Ministry of... More
2 April 2018|
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Response from Bojan T | Reviewed this property |
It's very close and many local companies will happily take you there and back. You can also rent a car.
7 March 2018|
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Response from tingasiki | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to pre-book. There are two tours at 9am and 11am. Enjoy!