Travelling from Keetmanshoop to the town of Lüderitz in Namibia

Seeheim Hotel board
Seeheim Hotel board.
Goats wandering near the Seeheim hotel
Goats wandering near the Seeheim hotel.
Tall trunks of dead palm trees are situated near the Seeheim hotel
Tall trunks of dead palm trees are situated near the Seeheim hotel.
Seeheim Hotel
Seeheim Hotel.
Goats grazing near the Seeheim hotel
Goats grazing near the Seeheim hotel.
The only notable structures in Seeheim today are the hotel and the railway station
The only notable structures in Seeheim today are the hotel and the railway station.
This stairs leads to the reception of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite
This stairs leads to the reception of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
A flower bed decorates the footpath leading to the reception of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite
A flower bed decorates the footpath leading to the reception of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
This footpath lays across the territory of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite
This footpath lays across the territory of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
This is the reception of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite
This is the reception of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
This shrub grows beside the reception of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite
This shrub grows beside the reception of the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
These lovely women work at the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite
These lovely women work at the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
This beautiful Namibian woman works at the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite
This beautiful Namibian woman works at the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
This charming Namibian woman works at the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite
This charming Namibian woman works at the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite.
Driving on the road from the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite to the Old Car Hudson 1930s
Driving on the road from the Klein-Aus Vista Desert Horse Campsite to the Old Car Hudson 1930s.
Oryx is grazing near the Old Car Hudson 1930s
Oryx is grazing near the Old Car Hudson 1930s.
This is the entrance to the rustic “Ghost Canyon” cabin which is located near the Old Car Hudson 1930s
This is the entrance to the rustic “Ghost Canyon” cabin which is located near the Old Car Hudson 1930s.
The information board located near the Old Car Hudson 1930s reads: “Hudson Terraplane 1934”
The information board located near the Old Car Hudson 1930s reads: “Hudson Terraplane 1934”.
The Old Car Hudson 1930s
The Old Car Hudson 1930s.
The Hudson Terraplane 1934
The Hudson Terraplane 1934.
The information board is located near the Old Car Hudson 1930s
The information board is located near the Old Car Hudson 1930s.
Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia
Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia.
Kolmanskop is located 10 kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz
Kolmanskop is located 10 kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz.
Once a small but very rich mining village, Kolmanskop is now a tourist destination
Once a small but very rich mining village, Kolmanskop is now a tourist destination.
The town of Kolmanskop was abandoned in 1954
The town of Kolmanskop was abandoned in 1954.
The development of Kolmanskop reached its pinnacle in the 1920s
The development of Kolmanskop reached its pinnacle in the 1920s.
This low succulent shrub grows in Kolmanskop
This low succulent shrub grows in Kolmanskop.
Kolmanskop is popular with photographers for its settings of the desert sands reclaiming this once-thriving town
Kolmanskop is popular with photographers for its settings of the desert sands reclaiming this once-thriving town.
Within a span of 40 years Kolmanskop lived, flourished and died
Within a span of 40 years Kolmanskop lived, flourished and died.
Unfortunately for Kolmanskop and its inhabitants, richer diamond deposits were discovered further south, and operations were moved to Oranjemund
Unfortunately for Kolmanskop and its inhabitants, richer diamond deposits were discovered further south, and operations were moved to Oranjemund.
Today the crumbling ruins of Kolmanskop bear little resemblance to its former glory
Today the crumbling ruins of Kolmanskop bear little resemblance to its former glory.
This wooden wardrobe is situated in one of the Kolmanskop's houses
This wooden wardrobe is situated in one of the Kolmanskop's houses.
The homes of Kolmanskop are gradually becoming enveloped by encroaching sand dunes
The homes of Kolmanskop are gradually becoming enveloped by encroaching sand dunes.
In 1980, the mining company De Beers, restored a number of buildings in Kolmanskop
In 1980, the mining company De Beers, restored a number of buildings in Kolmanskop.
Kolmanskop town is what remains of a diamond boom in the early 1900s, and now abandoned
Kolmanskop town is what remains of a diamond boom in the early 1900s, and now abandoned.
The desert is slowly taking Kolmanskop back
The desert is slowly taking Kolmanskop back.
In the dry, barren stretches on the edge of the Namib Desert in south-western Africa lie the bones of a grand town of Kolmanskop
In the dry, barren stretches on the edge of the Namib Desert in south-western Africa lie the bones of a grand town of Kolmanskop.
The air in the deserted streets of Kolmanskop carries no hint of moisture
The air in the deserted streets of Kolmanskop carries no hint of moisture.
The stately homes of Kolmanskop have been nearly demolished by the wind
The stately homes of Kolmanskop have been nearly demolished by the wind.
The fine desert sands are blown through the town, working their way into the abandoned houses of Kolmanskop
The fine desert sands are blown through the town, working their way into the abandoned houses of Kolmanskop.
Kolmanskop lies 850 km south-west of Windhoek
Kolmanskop lies 850 km south-west of Windhoek.
Kolmanskop grew out of the diamond boom
Kolmanskop grew out of the diamond boom.
Kolmanskop was once the home to hundreds of German miners desperately seeking their fortune in the Namibian desert
Kolmanskop was once the home to hundreds of German miners desperately seeking their fortune in the Namibian desert.
Yet not even a century ago, people laughed, loved and dreamt in Kolmanskop, creating an awesome place in an unwelcoming land
Yet not even a century ago, people laughed, loved and dreamt in Kolmanskop, creating an awesome place in an unwelcoming land.
100 years after Kolmanskop peaked as a thriving and bustling oasis, it is now a dilapidated ghost town slowly being reclaimed by the sand
100 years after Kolmanskop peaked as a thriving and bustling oasis, it is now a dilapidated ghost town slowly being reclaimed by the sand.
Visitors should obtain the permit to explore Kolmanskop, but we arrived here late, so we entered the town without any tickets
Visitors should obtain the permit to explore Kolmanskop, but we arrived here late, so we entered the town without any tickets.
This is the entrance to Kolmanskop, which we passed by at 5pm without any tickets
This is the entrance to Kolmanskop, which we passed by at 5pm without any tickets.
The gates to Kolmanskop are closed at 5pm
The gates to Kolmanskop are closed at 5pm.
A stop sign is placed near the gates to Kolmanskop
A stop sign is placed near the gates to Kolmanskop.
The gates to Kolmanskop are opened until 1pm, so we did not have a choice at 5pm, and we entered the town without tickets
The gates to Kolmanskop are opened until 1pm, so we did not have a choice at 5pm, and we entered the town without tickets.
This is the gates to Kolmanskop town
This is the gates to Kolmanskop town.
The guards seen in the far didn't bother about our visit to Kolmanskop without tickets
The guards seen in the far didn't bother about our visit to Kolmanskop without tickets.
The town of Kolmanskop as seen from a car
The town of Kolmanskop as seen from a car.
Maersk Line Lüderitz
Maersk Line Lüderitz.
Essenzeit restaurant
Essenzeit restaurant.
The Woermann House is located in Lüderitz
The Woermann House is located in Lüderitz.
This is the harbour of Lüderitz
This is the harbour of Lüderitz.
The catholic church of Lüderitz as seen from the harbour
The catholic church of Lüderitz as seen from the harbour.
Woermann street in Lüderitz as seen from the harbour
Woermann street in Lüderitz as seen from the harbour.
This pedestrian pier is situated in the harbour of Lüderitz
This pedestrian pier is situated in the harbour of Lüderitz.
The Port of Lüderitz was established by German settlers in the 19th century
The Port of Lüderitz was established by German settlers in the 19th century.
The Port of Lüderitz has the following limitation: the largest vessel permitted is 150m, with a draught of 8,15m
The Port of Lüderitz has the following limitation: the largest vessel permitted is 150m, with a draught of 8,15m.
Tourists may enjoy the tranquility atmosphere of the harbour of Lüderitz
Tourists may enjoy the tranquility atmosphere of the harbour of Lüderitz.
The Quiver trees grow in the harbour of Lüderitz
The Quiver trees grow in the harbour of Lüderitz.
The Essenzeit restaurant as seen from the harbour of Lüderitz
The Essenzeit restaurant as seen from the harbour of Lüderitz.
This esplanade is situated at the harbour of Lüderitz
This esplanade is situated at the harbour of Lüderitz.
The Woermann House as seen from the harbour of Lüderitz
The Woermann House as seen from the harbour of Lüderitz.
These tall palm trees grow in the harbour of Lüderitz
These tall palm trees grow in the harbour of Lüderitz.