The Krankenhaus, hospital, at Kolmanskop near Luderitz, in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia, Africa. Despite the population of only 1140 people, the hospital had about 250 beds, as it was the only hospital in the region and people would travel vast distances to reach it. It was the first hospital in Southern Africa to purchase an X-ray machine, although many suggest it had nothing to do with medical necessity, but was rather the easiest way to look for diamonds hidden in objects and, hum… bodies. After the town was abandoned, five families remained for several years to keep the hospital going before finally closing it in 1956.
Photographed March 2014 - © 2014 Lesley Bray Photography - All Rights Reserved.
NamibiaKaras RegionAfricaLuderitzKolmanskopǁKaras RegionDiamond CoastKolmannskuppeNamib DesertDesertSandHospitalKrankenhaus
From Aus, Luderitz, Diaz Point and Kolmanskop