Friday, April 24, 2020


In Namibia, from 1884 to 1915, the German Empire ruled the area and it was known as German South-West Africa. Diamonds were found in this particular area in 1908 and caused an influx of German miners. The village was built in the architectural style of a German town and even had the first tram in Africa that lead to the next town. It had many amenities and buildings including a theater, hospital, casino, school, bowling alley, ballroom and sport-hall, power station, ice factory, and the first x-ray-station in the southern hemisphere.

Kolmannskuppe. A ghost town and tourist destination in southern Nambia. Once a thriving diamond mine and one of the richest towns in Africa, the abandoned buildings are now being swallowed by the Namib desert. Come visit it in Second Life.

After the first World War, the town began to decline and Kolmanskop became abandoned by 1954. The diamonds in the area were exhausted and the wealth that once drove this luxurious desert town had been depleted. The desert sands are now reclaiming the town. Many of the houses have several feet of sand inside them and the outside of many buildings are deteriorating. Overall the ghost town is in good shape, having tours run through it for interested visitors. Tours are run by the NamDeb company and you need a permit to visit.
Find it with these desert coordinates. 26.70406°S 15.232365°E and find it in Second Life via this landmark: Kolmannskuppe 

It is a beautiful recreation and it really gives you the feel of being in the hot and dry desert where all you see is sand and these ruins left behind. I hope you go and check it out. 

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