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Skeleton Coast

Visiting the Skeleton Coast

Introduction

The Skeleton Coast stretches north from Swakopmund to the mouth of the Kunene River, marking the border with Angola.

The Skeleton Coast is synonymous with the detritus of wrecked ships and the unlucky sailors who perished on these barren shores over the centuries.

The area was once known to Portuguese mariners as ‘the gates of hell' owing to the strong South Atlantic currents colliding against a landscape of sand dunes leading to dry deserts, inhospitable mountains and the gravel plains of Damaraland.

The town of Hentie's Bay supports the local fishing community and is the closest town to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, the largest breeding grounds of cape fur seals in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Best of Namibia Self-Drive

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Explore the plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei, the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, the rugged terrain of Damaraland and the abundance of wildlife in the world-renowned Etosha National Park.

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Top itineraries in Skeleton Coast

Best of Namibia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,095 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £130 pp
Book by: 18 October 2017

Explore the plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei, the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, the rugged terrain of Damaraland and the abundance of wildlife in the world-renowned Etosha National Park.

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Top places to stay in Skeleton Coast

Cape Cross Lodge

Contemporary lodge

The wilds of the Atlantic Ocean and the Skeleton Coast make for an impressive backdrop to one of Namibia’s premiere lodges. Each suite offers panoramic sea views as the cosy interiors offer a stark contrast to the untamed coastline.

Strand Hotel, Swakopmund

Contemporary hotel

A historic and iconic site surrounded by ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicentre and destination in itself for visitors and residents of Swakopmund alike.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Contemporary tented camp

The rugged desert landscapes of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast set the scene for this wilderness camp, where guests can view distinctive, desert-adapted wildlife and seek out seals and shipwrecks on one of Southern Africa’s most spectacular coastal regions.

Serra Cafema Camp, Kunene

Contemporary tented camp

Experience authentic Himba culture at this intimate camp located on the banks of the Kunene River, in one of Southern Africa’s remotest areas amid the vast sand dunes of the Hartmann Valley.

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