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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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One of the busiest sites we went to in namibia -so get there early! It does also get very hot. But... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago

We would've spend many more hours here if it was possible! This is a must see if you're ever in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the busiest sites we went to in namibia -so get there early! It does also get very hot. But fascinating place-take your camera! and we got the best cup of coffee of our whole trip in the cafe there!

Thank legalchick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We would've spend many more hours here if it was possible! This is a must see if you're ever in the south of namibia. Too much to mention!

Thank jbburger5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the photo permit since we made it into town late in the afternoon. We were almost the only ones among the sand-filled ruins, which made for great photo ops! Highly recommended, but do bring sunglasses against the sand and expect to be very...More

Thank prime01234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At a very modest price - Kolmanskop is a definite must for any travellers to the South of the country. Knowledgeable guides offer an incredibly informative tour of the ghost town - after which you have 3-4 hours to explore at leisure. Try avoid on...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour was extremely informative and we were fascinated by the history of this abandoned diamond mining town. Visitors are invited to wander through the many buildings being reclaimed by the desert.

Thank FishhawkII
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An old desserted town from an old diamond mining company. You really sgould take the guided tour. And you can walk around in the houses filled by dessert sand..

Thank Bart M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The visit was fantastic. We arrived early in the morning while it was still a bit foggy. Then then sun started to come through and the resulting light / mood was fantastic, especially for taking pictures. There were hardly any other visitors around which allowed...More

Thank mensinka
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Wow! This was amazing. Interesting both for the fun of exploring and the options for photography. Get the amateur photographer's permit that allows entrance from sunrise to sunset, even if you're not interested in photography - we got there just after 6.00am and had the...More

1  Thank Indigo123
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Very nice to visit. I walked to the far end (The School) was on my own there to take pictures. Away from the much more crowded entree part of the town.

1  Thank michiel_breda
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you've seen the pictures, you know that this is a photographer's dream--an entire town that's been overrun by the dunes. Way cool. If possible, get access in the early day or at sunset--totally worth it. Know that you're traipsing through lots of sand, and...More

Thank Member000
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20 February 2017|
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Response from Kylie K | Reviewed this property |
You can get a taxi from luderitz. Taxi will take you out, wait for you to finish and take you back
16 September 2016|
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Response from LNHGM | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you have a TWO options to purchase entrance permits to Kolmanskop Ghost Town; 1) Luderitz Safaris & Tours (centre of town) and at Kolmanskop gate/entrance itself. Please take note that there are 2 x FREE daily guided... More
16 March 2015|
Response from Margaret d |
Hallo Peet Daar is begeleide toere Maandag tot Saterdag om 09H30 en 11H00. Sondae en Publieke vakansie dae is daar slegs een toer om 10H00.00 Geen toere op Kersdag en Nuwejaarsdag. Hoop dit help. Margaret