Ghost Town in the desert

During a recent trip to Namibia I got introduced to one of the most intriguing places I have ever been: a real life ghost town called Kolmanskop.

Located in the Namib desert about 30 km from the coastal town of Luderitz, Kolmanskop is nothing more than the crumbling skeleton of a once dynamic, rich and swinging diamond mining town. The shells of houses stand exposed, sand washing through the interior spaces and doors falling off hinges. The remains of a hospital, a whore house, casino, a general dealer, a school, a butchery, a bowling alley and an ice factory are eerie reminders of a time long lost and forgotten.

I will be doing a full story on it for GoTravel24 soon, but for so long… here’s a little taster.

Kolmanskop. Nadia Krige

Kolmanskop. Nadia Krige

Kolmanskop. Nadia Krige

Kolmanskop. Nadia Krige

Kolmanskop. Nadia Krige

Kolmanskop. Nadia Krige

If I have time before going on holiday tomorrow evening, I will do another post of pics from the other parts of Namibia I visited 🙂

7 thoughts on “Ghost Town in the desert

  1. Sandra Taljaard says:

    Nadi, you have some beautiful, artistic photos!!! (Thought I’d find your e-mail address….and then got taken up with your awesome pictures and story…) didn’t know my niece was such a pro…..!!!

    • Nadia says:

      Hello Tannie Sandie!! Sorry, I only saw this comment now for some reason! Normally get email notifications, but didn’t about this one! Haha! Thank you so much… glad you liked them 🙂

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