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Cape Cross

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15 km north of Swakopmund | C34 Road, Namibia
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“seal colony” (31 reviews)
“skeleton coast” (12 reviews)
“fur seals” (7 reviews)
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15 km north of Swakopmund | C34 Road, Namibia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to Spitzkoppe from Swakopmund for a few hours and then back a couple hours to Henties bay, nipping down the coast for 14km to see the zeila shipwreck and got to Cape cross seal reserve before 4pm. Don't for get to fill up...More

Thank gaildevonshirelass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No shortage of seals here, both young and old and you really will be amazed. That being said the smell can be a bit much if the wind is not blowing. The entry fee is very cheap and you can spend as long as you...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is an easy day trip from Swakopmund if you have your own vehicle. The entry is $90 N if you are not a local. The funny thing was watching tourists at the seal reserve stuffing tissues up their nostrils or holding their nose because...More

1  Thank WCOB
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Easy day trip from Swakopmund. The roads are paved and in good conditions. Shouldn't take more than 1.5 to 2hours each way. There is a shipwreck close to Heintes Bay, on the way to Cape Cross. You pay for your ticket at the ticket office...More

2  Thank sganesan
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Cape Cross seal colony is really worth a visit to see the huge numbers of seals both on shore and in the water. The seal numbers are quite staggering and it's certainly a great attraction for photographers. The parking is right at the seal...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

There are between 80,00 and 100,000 seals on the point and in the water at any one time. There is a boardwalk you climb onto to walk around and watch the seals. The seals themselves don't smell but that many seals with that much wee...More

Thank Jennie W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It's a good read as from swako to the cape A mile or so of the main road the entrance fee was 180 NAD and the colony is amazing Could watch the seals for hours Lots of pups waddling around, suckling their Mums, noisy bulls...More

Thank PMDBooth
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Wow, so many seals. Once you arrive you are bowled over by the odour and the noise but after 5 minutes or so the odour isn't too bad and the noises they make are funny. The official opening time is 10am but we got there...More

Thank leisurelymonkey
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It was a very nice experience to visit the seal colony. We were a little afraid of the smell but to be honest: it wasn't as bad as people wrote in their reviews. Perhaps we were lucky and the winds were with us......?

Thank Roland_VanRens
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for the family to watch seals in nature and face to face. The jackals hunting baby seals only gave it another excitement. Watch out for the snakes...

Thank GlobetrotterDK1967
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