Destinations Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop

About the area

Known as Namibia’s ghost town, deserted houses overflowing with banks of sand make Kolmanskop a sight to behold. About 10 km outside the coastal town of Lüderitz, the remains of this ghost town tell a vivid story with brightly coloured wallpaper peeling off of run down walls. Rich with diamond-mining history, Kolmanskop experienced a quick rise and fall of fame and by 1954, the town was abandoned. Swallowed by the Namib Desert but still showing traces of German engineering, this nostalgic Namibian wonder is worth exploring

Highlights

Take a guided tour of the deserted town and learn about the lives of former inhabitants.
Look out for fresh brown hyena tracks in the sand as you explore.
Make a stop at the town of Lüderitz and experience all its sights and activities.
Visit the site of the original Dias Cross at Dias Point.

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