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“It’s a Must”

Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Luderitz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can’t come to the area without visiting the Ghost Town! It’s amazing - so full of history- and a photographers delight. And the cafe serves great snacks and lunches!!

Thank Deefadog10
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

See what the wealth of diamonds could do nearly a hundred years ago on a reion without a drop of water... everything was imported from abroad but there was a school, hospital, butchery, bowling court and everything you wanted (if you had diamonds to pay with). Take a walk after the tour through the ghost town...

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Words can't describe how much fun this place was. My brother and I got there just before it opened in the morning and left just as it was closing. We took the walking tour of the grounds (offered in English and German) and it was fascinating to learn the history of the town. The day we went was the worst sandstorm Luderitz had experienced that year - so my brother and I were basically the only people exploring this abandoned town. We had to much fun exploring, climbing mini sand dunes inside the buildings and getting whipped in the face by sand. Totally worth it!

Thank jac222018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

A bit of a delay in posting this review but we’ve been traveling.
This is a great place to visit with an interesting history. The drive to Kolmanskop is worth the trip in itself, beautiful scenery.
Organise your visit around the guided tours and allow time for coffee in the café before closing time (13.00 when we visited).
Very well preserved, an eerie taste of past life.
The exhibition is good and informative and the little gift shop is great.
A must if you’re in the area.

Thank leslct
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Good place to spend a few hours and see parts of history. Fascinating if you allow your imagination to go back in time and see what was like here at the turn of the 20th century. The photos at the museum help to put a prospective.

Thank John K
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