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Cape Cross

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15 km north of Swakopmund | C34 Road, Namibia
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Not for the faint hearted

Visited here in December. Be warned, there is a definite smell in the air. It stinks!. The sheer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra P
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
December = Dead Babies Everywhere

We visited during the first week in December. There were a hundred dead, dying and decaying baby... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Duluth, Minnesota
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  • Average8%
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“seal colony” (31 reviews)
“skeleton coast” (13 reviews)
“fur seals” (8 reviews)
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15 km north of Swakopmund | C34 Road, Namibia

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here in December. Be warned, there is a definite smell in the air. It stinks!. The sheer number of seals is fascinating. They are literally everywhere - in the water, on land, underneath the wooden walk ways. It must have been pup season as...More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during the first week in December. There were a hundred dead, dying and decaying baby seals scattered around the parking lot. Other times of the year may be interesting as there are A LOT of seals here but when we visited it was...More

Thank LewisPoole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, I've seen the odd seal in the water before. But I've never seen anything like this! Thousands of seals … what an amazing sight. I thought most of them might have been a little distance away from the boardwalks but as soon as you...More

Thank Froggy2Denmark
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to watch thousands of Fur seals from close quarters. In fact you can even touch one, but must never try such adventure since they are wild. It is a treat to watch this vast population without any restriction.

Thank shoma65
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Coming from the N-E we avoided the long coastal road. Making the detour of 2 x 40 km along the coast to the seals colony was worth it. The asphalt road is excellent. The seals had long taken over the viewing shelter and were hanging...More

Thank huys25
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was the only truly dreadful experience we had in Namibia. $80 each plus $10 for the car, & we expected to be able to see the seals in their happy environment by the sea. Many were, but between the carpark and the sea/viewing platform...More

Thank Rosemary A
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Amazing seeing so mnay seals in one place ! The smell is unbelievable but its worth it just to see it. Easy to get close, but not too close, for photos. The boardwalk makes things easier. Its quite fascinating being on that wild coast with...More

Thank kaye g
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It smells... before you even get out of the vehicle. It's noisy... like hurt your eardrums worthy. But... it's amazing! Seals as far as your eye can see. Piled up everywhere on the shore and dotted through the water's edge until you can barely make...More

Thank Angie T
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

It's worth a detour to come here. There are wooden walkways over rocks and some of the seals are laying around just inches away. Lots are laying on top of each other, draped over rocks, or playing in the surf. There are just so many...More

Thank carol s
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A must see in Namibia. A seething mass of seals sunning themselves on sand and rock, while other swim about in the ocean. The wooden walkway allows you to get up close to the seals.

Thank Miotoni
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All year round