• The location – right on the wild, Atlantic coast of Namibia
  • The proximity to the fascinating Seal Colony at historical Cape Cross
  • The beautiful, warm simplicity of the design of the lodge itself

A small, contemporary ocean-front lodge, deliciously remote from anything else except the fascinating seal colony at Cape Cross. The lodge is a curious mix of Cape Dutch and west coast fishing village architecture with just 18 rooms and 2 semi-suites. It also has an excellent restaurant and is an idea base for exploring the Skeleton Coast.

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Cape Cross is a modern lodge an hour’s drive north of Swakopmund on Namibia’s Atlantic Coast, set on a private beach just metres from the ocean. The area is named the Skeleton Coast because it is home to so many wrecks of ships that fell foul of the thick, coastal fog and the lodge is home to a museum that houses many items of beach-combed booty like whale bones and old bottles – the remnants of past settlers’ visits. There are 18 rooms and 2 suites here, all facing the sea and posing the dilemma of whether to go for a ground floor room with a balcony that opens directly onto the beach, or a first-floor one with better views. All of the communal areas have floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the rooms with light and reveal endless vistas of the ocean and surrounding wilderness. Back inside, the guest rooms are airy and elegant, with wooden floors, comfortable beds and small, seating areas facing the sea. The ensuite bathrooms are roomy and luxurious, with twin vanities, deep soaking tub and separate glass enclosed shower. The suites are slightly larger, with more living space and bigger balconies. There’s an excellent restaurant on site, also open to non-residents, which is open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Great selections of seafood, meat and game are available. The main attraction nearby is the massive colony of Cape Fur Seals just 2km away and the area is great for fishing. More unexpected are the large number of jackal and brown hyena that roam the land and the birdlife here is prolific. 


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Highlights of Namibia Self-Drive

14 days from £6,105 pp incl. flights

Explore Namibia’s wildlife-rich landscapes from the Namib Desert to Sossuslvei. Enjoy desert stays, Big-Five game drives and 4WD self-drive routes that take you right off the beaten track, as well as coastal cities home to wild seal colonies and laid-back beach resorts alike.

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