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Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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Ghost town worth visiting

The guided tours take you right back to the people and the history of this town. A lot of effort is... read more

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Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 031
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Reviewed yesterday

The guided tours take you right back to the people and the history of this town. A lot of effort is put into preserving the buildings and original furniture. The technology used in building the town is amazing. Wonderful photographic sites.

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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to explore, take your time, enjoy the solitude, be a photographer, and wander the abandoned houses of Kolmanskop.

Thank JPD0879
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled early along good roads and arrived for the 09.30 tour which is included in the entrance charge. Very good tour, lots of information and interesting facts. You can take some great photos as you wander through the old houses and the hospital and...More

Thank Both-like-travelling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for any traveller. Highly recommend the short tour at reasonable cost. Gives great insight in to how the town operated and one almost feels like you knew the inhabitants. Remarkable that one or two of the buildings are only held up by...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an amazing little town that every photographer will enjoy. A definite bucket list item. Tour guides did a great job. Nice little coffee shop. Great cakes.

Thank Group Operation... M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the 9:30am guided tour (takes place in German and English) and paid 170.00NR for the entrance for both of us. The tour was very interesting and informative. Afterward we walked around freely and took some photos. Overall, if you are in...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

After about an hourlong tour you can explore this old German ghost town to your heart's content. It would take an afternoon to see everything. A photographer's paradise.

Thank jonesem92
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The history around this little town was out of this world well recommended will definately visit again well worth it!!

Thank cecile717
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Guided tours are offered at 9.30 and 11 am, NAM$ 85 per person. In case there are a lot of visitors group is divided into smaller groups. English and German tours offered and offer a lot of information about the day to day life of...More

Thank Frogy007
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It is an experience of a lifetime. If you are visiting Namibia it is a must. The way of there lifestyle in that earlier years.

Thank JDvRooyen
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how to get to Kolmanskop without a car. recommend tour operators?
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
Hi, Where can we buy the tickets?
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
Is daar slegs vaste tye wat Kolmanskop besoek kan word of kan ons enige tyd enige dag daar besoek aflê? Groete. Peet du Bruyn Naauwpoort, Ellisras. RSA
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