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Cape Cross

15 km north of Swakopmund | C34 Road, Namibia
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“seal colony” (25 reviews)
“fur seals” (6 reviews)
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15 km north of Swakopmund | C34 Road, Namibia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance costs 80.00ND per person plus 10.00ND for the car. At first we didn't understand why the reception was so far away from the actual Seal colony, but once we arrived we understand precisely 😷 The smell will turn your stomach! I think 30 minutes...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Cape Cross is a place of historical importance but the smell might drive you away quickly. There are thousands of seals close by and if you can manage to hold your breath for a while, you will be able to enjoy the tourist attraction.

Thank Nelmi
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is a place where you smell the attraction before you see it. That said you do somewhat "adjust" to it the longer you are there. A good place to see an enormous number of seals in there natural state, up close & ??? I...More

Thank Noel D
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Cape Cross is in the South Atlantic in Skeleton Coast, on the C34 highway some 60 KM north of Hentiesbaai and 120 KM north of Swakopmund. This place has two significant things: 1. A large seal colony - plenty of seal adventures, and an opportunity...More

Thank ranil13
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Seal colonies smell terrible, fact... it is overwhelming, but sometimes in life you need to experience some discomfort to see absolutely amazing things. Some previous reviews seem to imply poor maintenance, seals not being contained and dead seals not being removed. You have the privilege...More

1  Thank Dorianne G
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The 100,000 or so seals have taken over: Half the boardwalk was inaccessible as they were everywhere,and the picnic area was under siege. Given the money they charge to visit, ($80 pp plus $10 per car) you would think they would clean the place up,...More

Thank blondieBucks_england
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A visit to this seal colony was part of our trip up the Skeleton Coast. It was very crowded (both with seals and humans), which was fun. I have smelt vile stuff (like a live volcano up close) quite often but this is of another...More

Thank LeidsHertje
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited in November when there were loads of pups. Hundreds of seals and pups on the beach, the rocks and in the ocean. Viewed mating and bulls fighting. Smelly but they were so close so you could see and hear everything

Thank Cherie C
Reviewed 14 January 2017

From Swakopmund you can drive with a rented car to cape cross. You can watch thousands of sealions out there in the ocean and also very close. The smell of these animals is very strong and if you are very sensitive, you should take a...More

Thank doriso679
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A great spectacle watching thousands of seals in their natural habitat, but the noise and stench is really overwhelming. I can understand that nature must have its way, yet I think the dead seals should be removed. Especially like the one carcass that was practically...More

Thank Mohnomishe
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