Driving along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia is an awe-inspiring experience – one can visualize it being the scene of many a shipwreck – desolate and haunting. Just an hour’s drive north of Swakopmund and 53km from Henties Bay is the Cape Cross Seal Reserve – the largest mainland breeding colony of the Cape Cross Seal in the world. Cape Cross gets its name from a stone pillar erected by Portuguese explorer Diego Cao.
A mere 4km from the Seal Reserve you will come across Cape Cross Lodge. Ideally suited for those exploring the Skeleton Coast and Damaraland, Cape Cross Lodge is a haven for travellers, with a glassed frontage to maximize the natural light. For those misty, cool days, a blazing fire to ward off the chill is really welcome.
Cape Cross Lodge comprises 13 luxury double rooms, all en-suite. Eight of these rooms have magnificent unrestricted sea views, whilst the other five open onto the courtyard. The rooms are comfortably appointed, tea/ coffee facilities and a safe in each room, and the restaurant is open for lunch to tourists passing through.
Honeymooners and private functions are a speciality of Cape Cross Lodge. Guests will be delighted with the desert flora and fauna, not the least of which are the ancient Welwitschia plants, dating back 2 000 years. The history and geology of the Skeleton Coast will fascinate you. The coast is a paradise for fishermen, and fishing gear is available to guests, but bring your own surfboard!