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It looks like a Fata Morgana from far.
- Well it must be, there can not be such a building in this surrounding - or can it? Is it a Fort? a Castle?

It is Duwisib Castle.

A german officer (Baron von Wolf) wanted to retire here with his american wife and built this for them.

Looking quite stern from the outside it is actually really nice inside. It has a garden in the middle, 22 rooms, all in that red sandstone.

The funny thing is, that they only lived here from 1909 - 14, then the ex-officer heard of the outbreak of the first world war and had the idea that he should help the German. Instead of staying where he was he went on a ship, became prisoner of the English and died later in the battle at the Somme in France. (Stupid, huh?)

His wife then went back to Amerika. 1920 the castle was sold and since 1979 the state owns the building and has opened it for public.

Entrance from Sunrise to Sunset. Fee: N$20 per person and 20N$ per vehicle.
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Eine besondere touristische Attraktion sind die nordöstlich von Keetmanshoop gelegenen Köcherbaumwälder (Afrikaans: Kokerboom Woud). Diese zumeist auf privaten Farmen (z.B. Gariganus) gelegenen Baumgruppen des (Aloe dichotoma) stehen seit 1955 unter Naturschutz. Der Name bezieht sich auf die Beschaffenheit des Holzes. Da dieses leicht auszuhöhlen ist, fertigten die Völker der San und Khoi Khoi aus den Ästen dieses Baumes Köcher für ihre Jagdpfeile.
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Kolmanskop - Take a guided tour around this interesting ghost town, just outside the town of Luderitz. Once the centre of a booming diamond rush, this town had all the latest modern conveniences shipped out from Germany so that the residents could live in the lap of luxury. Hard to believe that from 1908 this town was a hive of feverish mining activity, as people made fortunes from the diamond rich earth. All moved on however when even better prospects were discovered in Kimberley, South Africa.
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