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Cape Cross

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| Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Namibia
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Planet Seal

It's a amazing place, something magic, almost impossible to describe, you need to go. No one can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alessandro G
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Meet the seals and some history...

Home of one of the largest Cape fur seals colony in the world (hundreds of thousands), a must stop... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
15matjan
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Tona, Spain
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  • Average9%
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“seal colony” (31 reviews)
“skeleton coast” (13 reviews)
“baby seals” (8 reviews)
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| Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Namibia
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"seal colony"
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"skeleton coast"
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"baby seals"
in 8 reviews
"wooden walkway"
in 6 reviews
"km north"
in 5 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"sheer number"
in 4 reviews
"henties bay"
in 3 reviews
"breeding season"
in 3 reviews
"tens of thousands"
in 3 reviews
"great photos"
in 4 reviews
"be honest"
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"day trip"
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"historical importance"
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"the reserve"
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"love nature"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a amazing place, something magic, almost impossible to describe, you need to go. No one can tell you how many seals are there but every were you look, water, send, rocks, it's full of animals. The smell is not so terrible, a strong wind...More

Thank Alessandro G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Home of one of the largest Cape fur seals colony in the world (hundreds of thousands), a must stop visit for the wildlife lovers. Interesting information on the wooden passage way about the biology of these marine mammals, although a little bit washed by sea...More

Thank 15matjan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing but a bit pongy spectacle. Seals as far as the eye can see up & down the coast. Mostly mothers with cubs, as males had done their bit & gone off to do whatever male seals do when not reproducing. Said to be 80-100,000...More

Thank wakasam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Up to 250.000 seals at cape cross. You can walk close to them on the marked walkway. It‘s an interesting place and really a surprise to see so many of them on one place! Amazing! Permit: 80N$/person, 10N$/car

Thank 467patricia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What they don't like you to know is that they cull seals before hours at times. Walking around near the cross I tripped on a small seal flipper that broke off of an animal buried below. From the disturbance, the stench of rotten flesh was...More

Thank Mike5466
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The seals are so abundant and smelly but cute. The Cape Cross is a sidebar but also quite interesting historically.

Thank Joel K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, the smell can be a bit strong but this is a great place to see breeding seals in a big colony and to photograph them up close.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Very nice stop on our journey. The seal colony is huge, I've never seen anything like that. It smells terribly but hey, that's nature. We had to wash our clothes and take a long shower to remove the smell afterwards, but hey, that's nature. Too...More

Thank Didianarana
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It is 1.5 hour drive from Swakopmund, and there's not much else to do in the area, but the sight of all those seals is really worth the time, in my view. Children really liked it as well, it's very unique. And yes, it does...More

1  Thank inlimako
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

When we read that the smell would be super disgusting, we were a bit afraid but in the end it was not so bad. Instead, we were rewarded with an uncountable number of seals, barking, burping, and making all other kinds of sounds, or being...More

Thank Jan H
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