Tagged: Luderitz

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The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

The history of the village of Kolmaskop in Southern Namibia is typical of the boom-and-bust history of many mining towns around the world; towns founded on the presence of exotic minerals that are collected...

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The wild horses of the Namib Desert

Visitors en route to Luderitz mostly have to pass through the plains of the Garub – a vast, barren expanse of land that is part of the Namib desert.   In this unlikely territory one...

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Shark Island – Namibia’s landmark of shame

We planned to spend Easter weekend at Luderitz, camping on Shark Island. As any traveler knows, it pays to do a little research on an area before visiting it to make the visit more interesting. The...