Kolmanskop Mining Ghost Town | Tourist Attraction



Last Visited: 2 months ago
GPS: -26.69539, 15.23795
Altitude: 120.2 masl


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Old abandoned mining village. 8-13hrs N$100 for a guided tour, otherwise you can only enter later for a whopping N$235 to see the sunset, which is absurd actually for some old buildings.


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As said before opening hours are between 8:00h -13:00h. Afternoon visits are possible with a permit that you can buy at the Desert Deli in town (next to the Spar supermarket).

120 NAD morning
320 NAD afternoon (then you have everything by yourself and get a code to open the gate)

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Second Entry not on purpose. Delete if possible.

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Price is now N$120 pp. still really worth the price. Free tours leave at 9.30 and 11.00, in English or German. Open between 8 am and 1 pm

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Very impressive old mining town aka Ghost town, guide included in entrance fee, so worth it

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Entry fee is 100 pp. Doesn't matter if you in for the tour or not, so it's worth doing the tour. It is nice and informative.
Opening hours are 08:00-13:00 everyday.
Tour hours:
Monday - Saturday : 09:30, 11:00.
Sunday : 10:00.
Tour takes around 45 mins

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Turned up on a Sunday at 9.30, tour started at 10, only one of the day. Closes at 1pm every day. Very interesting and definitely worth it. 100 per person.

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still 100 ND pp, tours start at 9:30 and 11. Because the wind can be quite awful, we were advised to take the first tour and that paid off.

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Tours are available again at 100 NAD pp, it was very interesting. We didn't pre-book and just paid at the gate. As we arrived the gate was closed but we called the number written on the building and staff came to open and gave us a tour. It lasts 45 mins and then you are free to walk around and take photos. Opening times as before, 8am - 1pm.

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Update on the price: 100 nad pp.

We arrived at 11am and saw only 2 other people while strolling around.

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Recommended to join the tour to get some more informations about the lifestyle, the building and the whole history. No bookings in advance necessary. You can purcase your ticket directly at the gate or in town at the tourist office. Better to be there a little bit earlier before the tour starts, because there are no overland busses around and you can enjoy the quit which is much better for a ghost town ;-)
Tour is based on a small tip. Different languages available.

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Interesting tour 90n$ per person between 8&11am. Afternoon fees are 350n$ per person now!

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Updated price April 2019: ND$100 per person

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Open 8am to 1pm, with guided tours 9:30 & 11:00. N$90 per adult entry permit for this period. Interesting short tour followed by the opportunity to explore on your own. Good restaurant/coffee shop.

If you are interested in photography then it's worth paying for the permit that allows you entry from sunrise to sunset (N$235 per person), as it enables you to explore on your own when it is otherwise closed to the public. Beware it gets VERY windy in the afternoon though, and you will get sandblasted walking between the buildings!

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Old abandoned mining village. 8-13hrs N$90 for a guided tour, otherwise you can only enter later for a whopping N$235 to see the sunset, which is absurd actually for some old buildings.

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