Cape Cross Lodge, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
- Accommodation: Double rooms with ocean views
- Highlights: Cape Cross Fur Seal colonies
- Activities: Mountain bike trails, quad bike excursions, kayaking
- Getting There: Self-drive
Cape Cross Lodge presents a unique and restful stop for travelers along Namibia's Skeleton Coast. The building style is a mix of Cape Dutch and West-Coast fishing village, with an enormous amount of natural light harnessed by the fully glassed frontage.
Cape Cross Lodge's lower deck comprises the reception area with a snug well-stocked curio shop. The main area leads off to the cocktail bar and lounge, a quirky wine cellar, 2 cozy dining areas and a full-length patio overlooking the beach and sea.
This Skeleton Coast lodge in Namibia caters lunch for day visitors and is a perfect stop for groups traveling to and from the Skeleton Coast or Damaraland. The lounge and dining areas feature individual fire places built in classic style ensuring a warm and cosy atmosphere. For small groups an a la carte menu is available and for larger groups a buffet. The cocktail bar and private wine cellar provides a selection of fine wines and spirits.
This Skeleton Coast lodge in Namibia is situated on Namibia's Skeleton Coast. It is the only privately owned land on this coastline with a beachfront. The Lodge is ideally situated only 4Km (2.4 miles) from the Cape Fur Seal colony.
The Cape Fur Seal Reserve, the biggest mainland-breeding colony in the world, is 60Km (37.2 miles) north of Henties Bay on the C-34 in the Torra Bay direction. Access is easy by passenger vehicle and for charter flights as the airstrip is a 5-minute drive from the Namibia lodging. Cape Cross Lodge is ideally situated, in a north facing bay, preventing exposure to the odour of the seal colony.
It was at this desolate spot, in 1486, more than 500 years ago, that Europeans first set foot on the southern part of Africa, the 'dark continent' as it was then termed. Many people have come and gone, others lie forever in lonely graves, visited only by wandering Jackals and Hyaenas. Yet, Cape Cross remains much as it was then, a rocky promontory on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
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