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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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 Mines and Energy to sell day permits from 08H45 to 13H00, during which time we offer a tour - included in the price. You are most welcome to take pictures, for private use, during and after the tour at no extra cost. If you need to stay after 13H00 , a special permit is required and it can be obtained at the entrance to Kolmanskop or arranged in advance by contacting us through our website. The spelling to gain access to our website is kolmanskuppe.