The ‘Skeleton Coast’ is renowned for being isolated, inhospitable and steeped in a spooky history. Over the years, many ships have run aground on this coast and these ships or ‘skeletons’ can still be seen lying deserted and corroding along the beaches forming a dramatic landscape. Surprisingly, this desolate coastline is teaming with wildlife – huge numbers of Cape fur seals, seabirds and predators can be found.
The Skeleton Coast National Park is relatively inaccessible and runs along the northern coastal area of Namibia, from Swakopmund to the Angolan border. The southern section of the Park stretches from Swakopmund to the Ugab River and is accessible to self-driving visitors with a permit. The northern and most remote section of the park can only be accessed by fly-in safari operators.
Skeleton Coast National Park – Luxury Collection
Offering eight twin or double rooms, and two-family tents; all are ensuite and solar-powered and feature a glorious wood burning stove for the mornings and evening, which can get quite chilly. Guest areas at the heart of the camp include a contemporary lounge and restaurant, with an incredibly spacious wraparound deck offering spectacular sweeping views across the ocean. Magnificently raw and rugged, revel in your time exploring sensational surroundings of wind-swept plains and lofty sand dun...
Skeleton Coast National Park Hotels
Wilderness Serra Cafema$$$$
Sublimely appointed Wilderness Serra Cafema is a place where guests can truly unwind to the sound of the rushing river, and to the powerful silence of the desert. There are eight thoughtfully furnished canvas guest suites (including one spacious family unit) set on elevated decks. Here guests are effortlessly immersed into the spectacular surrounds. Diverse and contrasting experiences abound at Serra Cafema. Guests can go on adrenaline-rushing quad bike adventures (guided and dune sensitive),...
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