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Things to do in Lüderitz

Best attractions to visit in Lüderitz

1. Kolmanskop - Lüderitz

Kolmanskop

What could be more exciting or interesting than to pay a visit to a ghost town in Namibia? Kolmanskop is located within the Namib district within the southern Namibian region. It can be found around 10 km inland, from the Luderitz port town. Kolsmanskop was once famous for being a decidedly small yet a wealthy mining village, which in current times, has become a major tourist destination organized by Namibia De Beers. The town has an original architectural style inspired by the German culture, which showcases a link to the very first diamond miners of the region. According to local tales, the popularity of the town decreased after the First World War, and eventually, it was abandoned in the year 1954. Tourists visiting the town now have to walk in knee deep sand, and enjoy taking photographs of the setting sun over the surrounding desert. Since this ghost town lies within the restricted area of Sperrgebiet, tourists require a special permit to sneak a peek and enter the interesting old ghost station. Visitors can look at the remains of the refined German architectural buildings in the town and gaze in amazement at the huge amount of sand which now engulfs everything within these properties, right to the doors, giving the place a creepy and eerie look, just perfect for the town’s spooky reputation.

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2. Sperrgebiet - Lüderitz

Sperrgebiet

Also known as the Diamond Area 1, Sperrgebiet is the famous diamond mining area, which is located in the southwest region of Namibia. The mining area covers the coast which faces the Atlantic Coast, from Oranjemund present on the border, to Luderitz in the north. With a total area of 26,000 square km, this site is a major attraction for all who want to have a peek at the mining shafts of old. It is a fact that only 5% of the site is used for mining, while most of the area is just a buffer zone. Public access is strictly denied in most of the Sperrgebiet space, even though a national park was built here in the year 2004. With a diverse and interesting range of fauna and flora, the area boasts a natural surrounding due to such limited human intervention for the past 100 years. There is much to interest everyone with a variety of 776 plant types, and Sperrgebiet has earned itself the distinction of being highlighted as the only arid spot with biodiversity, which has made it the most important area for miles around according to scientists. While famous for being a diamond mining area, the Sperrgebiet also offers the most diverse biodiversity in all of Namibia, as animals and bird species like the brown hyena and springbok, the African oystercatcher and the black headed canary are all found here. There is much to see and do in Sperrgebiet which can suit everyone’s taste.

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