Kolmanskop is considered as ghost town which is located in the Namib desert of southern Namibia, 10 kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. Once a small but very rich mining village, it is now a popular tourist destination run by the joint firm NamDeb.
Now, almost forty years after it was abandoned, it's home to something. It is now a dilapidated ghost town slowly being reclaimed from the sand.
Tourists and photographers now flock to the area to see the formally grand German houses gradually sink into the desert.
Here are breathtaking photographs of Kolmanskop.
The Namibia tourist board said: 'In spite of, or probably because of, the isolation and bleakness of the surrounding desert, Kolmanskop developed into a lively little haven of German culture, offering entertainment and recreation to suit the requirements of the affluent colonialists.'