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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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Great experience

Very strange feeling as the guide takes you around. But an amazing place and then after the tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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visit with south africans

Mind blowing to see the old buildings tools equipment diamond smuggling dentist tools huge... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cathy v
Windhoek, Namibia
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“diamond mining” (26 reviews)
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Luderitz, Namibia
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

1  Thank chantalgmarx
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Travelexperience12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to find yourself in Luderitz, Namibia, do not miss the chance to visit the Kolmanskop Ghost Town. It's a 20 minute drive from downtown Luderitz, and take a taxi to visit here. Once onsite, make sure you take a guided tour. The...More

2  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Among the gentle curves of the sand drifts and bleached stone outcrops, ornate buildings rise, defying their desolate surroundings and exuding an air of quiet dignity. The vastness of the lonely landscape dwarfs the buildings and the sand seeks to hide the structures within itself....More

Thank jmd2804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating tour of the old German ghost diamond mining town. William gave us a very interesting history and flavour of the town in the early part of the 20th century. The technology developed and imported to the area to make this town work is amazing....More

Thank TonyPKL
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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.
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.
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