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Kolmanskop

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Kolmanskop

Close to Luderitz in Southern Namibia, the once prosperous diamond-mining town of Kolmanskop is slowly being buried in the white sand of the Namibian Desert

Of the several diamond-mining ghost towns that litter the south of Namibia, Kolmanskop is probably the best known. Easily accessible, it affords visitors an informative glimpse into the diamond rush of the early 1900's.

In the Kolmanskop Museum, mining implements are on display and an extensive collection of photos transports tourists back in time to the glory days when mining was still in full swing.

The shopkeepers house, the restored mine captain's house, the butchery, gym and bowling alley are well worth visiting and the small locomotive which delivered water to all the houses is still in good condition. After completion of the guided tour, visitors can explore the area without a guide or enjoy refreshments in the restaurant, which is decorated with old antique furniture from the ghost town itself.

A diamond room, located in the restored Smoke room, affords visitors the chance to buy diamonds ranging in price from N$500-00 upwards. The stones sold are single cut and polished locally by NAMGEM, the cutting factory in Okahanja. The diamonds are sold with a grading report to ensure buyers are familiar with the characteristics of the diamonds they purchase.

Photo permits, allowing visitors to photograph the town at dawn and dusk, must be obtained. Commercial photography may only be undertaken with the permission of Ghost Town Tours.

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