July 23 and 24, 2016
we had a great time in luderitz. The drive was primarily paved, and that was awesome. We stayed on shark island. Home of a former concentration camp, we later found out. The Germans spent a lot of time and money in luderitz mining diamonds, and we were particularly interested in visiting kolmanskop, a now abandoned former diamond mining town. In its prime, 344 Germans lived in the town and 800 locals worked there. In the 1950s, They had a bowling alley, ice box refrigerators, two story homes, a school, a post office, and public transportation. Now?
You can go inside the houses and take refuge from the insane wind. The homes are being covered by the dunes.
It was really neat to see, and I even was goofy. It's just a little haunting too.
After that, Brendan's favorite:
Up next: fish River canyon!