Kolmanskop & Lüderitz

When diamonds were found in 1908, a little town with grand mansions rose from the Namib Desert. The deserted diamond settlement of Kolmanskop now offers endless opportunities to take extraordinary pictures. Just 110 km away from Klein-Aus Vista on the B4, the best tar road in Africa, this is an ideal activity to do when planning a day visit to Lüderitz. Note that entry permits or tickets can be bought at the entrance gate to Kolmanskop. On Mondays and Saturdays there are 2 guided tours starting 9.30 and 11.00am. On Sundays and Public Holidays there is only 1 guided tour at 10.00am. Unguided tours can also be done. Note that Kolmanskop is closed after 1pm. For photographic permits contact Ghost Town Tours directly.

The harbour town of Lüderitz on the Atlantic coast boasts a heritage of magnificent Jugendstil buildings. The Waterfront and the old stone cross, erected by Portuguese seafarers more than 500 years ago, are also well worth a visit.


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