Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Alive with history, the railway ghost town of Kolmanskop is a fascinating peek into the past. Ten kilometres from the port town of Luderitz, buying a ticket at the entrance to the town allows you to travel through time to the 1900s. Explore the town while learning about the diamond trade which originally made the area rich with gems and inhabitants, to now observe its stories being slowly swallowed by sand. 

The arid climate has preserved a lot of the Edwardian architecture, however the sea of sand within now holding doors ajar, frozen in time. Left deserted to the forces of nature, the area is a photographer’s dream, desolate scenes of dilapidated houses overflowing with Namibian red sand.