THE FORBIDDEN ZONE, or Prohibited Place, once contained so rich a supply of diamonds, they were discovered one evening, sitting on the surface, glittering in the moonlight.
German first, then South Africa’s De Beers, dug mega-millions of dollars out from the beautiful desert area near Luderitz. Machinery, workshops and villages sprang up, only to be left behind when the stones ran out.
With a smaller operation still on site, don’t even think about going in for a look, without joining the one licenced tour.