Kolmanskop & Lüderitz

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Lüderitz is just 120km away and the Ghost town of Kolmanskop only 115km (tar road). Klein-Aus Vista is the ideal starting point for a trip to both places.



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.

What to do at Klein-Aus Vista

Klein-Aus Vista beckons with great recreational opportunities ranging from mountain biking tours to trail running and nature drives.

Excursions & Drives

We gladly show you the fascinating plant and animal world of the Succulent Karoo on a scenic drive through Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park.


If you want to explore the flora and fauna of the Succulent Karoo desert on your own you have six different hiking trails to choose from.

Mountain Biking

The mountain bike trails in the Aus Mountains are a mountain biker’s paradise.