Kolmanskop Ghost Town in Namibia

Travel Tips by: Lifestyle Traveler

Kolmanskop is an almost otherworldly place located in southwestern Namibia.

Where Is Kolmanskop?

Kolmanskop sits close to the coast of southern Namibia in the Namib desert. 

Some buildings have more or less been preserved and protected from the elements, while others are in various stages of decay, creating a mysterious atmosphere that feels almost surreal.

What Can You See At Kolmanskop?

Why Did Kolmanskop Become A Ghost Town?

Approximately 1,000 kilograms of diamonds were extracted at Kolmanskop over time, but only 46 years after its construction, the town was completely abandoned.

How Can You Get To Kolmanskop?

Luderitz, which is the closest town to Kolmanskop, has a small airport that is serviced by Air Namibia. Flights are not very frequent, but you can definitely go for this option if you want to get to the ghost town quickly and comfortably.

Do You Need Tickets For Kolmanskop?

Yes, visitors need tickets to access Kolmanskop, which means paying an entrance fee.

Kolmanskop Entrance Fee

The entrance fee to Kolmanskop ghost town is approximately $6 per person and $3.50 for children (free under six years old).

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