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Easy drive Aus to Luderitz, yahoo real tarmac! Stunning desolate scenery, wild horses and ostrich. Stopped off at the old abandoned mining town of Kolmanskop, slightly eerie place, but it was once quite wealthy with a pumped salt water swimming pool, own bakery, ice making facility and theatre. A donkey pulled train used to deliver half a block of ice and 20 litres of water/person to each house ...
Purpose built town supporting the diamond industry in the early 1900s with the last residents leaving in 1956. The German designed buildings are slowly vanishing under the sands of the Namib desert - but De Beers, in partnership with the Namibian government, continue to mine diamonds in the restricted area on the other side of the ...
... the now-deserted town is slowly being reclaimed by the world's oldest desert and some houses are collapsing under the weight of the sand, the remaining buildings still showcase the German architecture of that time, even a proper skittle alley (bowling alley).
I saw pics of a New Year's Eve ball where peeps dressed in full gowns and tuxedos were enjoying themselves in a room decorated with elaborate chandeliers. No doubt this was a pretty chic ...
... long. Luderitz is waiting for us... hopefully with comfy beds because um, we've been basically flying for two days now.
July 8: I'm really liking the harbour town of Luderitz. It's tranquil, serves good food, and is full of good-hearted people. There are no taxis from the airport, but there are kind people who will drive you and your travel companions into town for nothing in return because they have room in their car. The restaurants open at 18h for ...
... they could not
sell diamonds and ended up with Sir Ernest Oppenheimer buying up all
the German diamond interest and forming Consolidated Diamond Mines.
This company still exists although now called Namdeb and is owned 50%
by Namibia and 50% De Beers. On arrival at the town we went on a
guided tour and visited one furnished house, complete with some
original furniture that belonged to the grocer. We also went to the
ice house, it was made using ammonia and ...