Attractions include Cape Cross, Lüderitz, The Namib Desert, Skeleton Coast Park, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
The area was named for the bleached whale and seal bones which covered the shore when the whaling industry was still active, as well as the skeletal shipwrecks along the shoreline
Notable wrecks in the region include the Eduard Bohlen, the Otavi, the Dunedin Star and Tong Taw
Skeleton Coast National Park is home to a host of flora and fauna, with coastal and desert ecosystems to be found
The riverbeds further inland are home to baboons, giraffes, lions, black rhinoceros and springbok
Skeleton Coast Accommodation
Skeleton Coast accommodation is strategically located to bring you the best it has to offer. Notable wrecks include the Eduard Bohlen, the Otavi, the Dunedin Star and Tong Taw, and these ... Skeleton Coast Accommodation
Skeleton Coast Tours
The park has a diverse range of ecosystems, with various sectors including coastal, inland, desert and rivers. See many wonders of Skeleton Coast , and discover contrasting and visually ... Skeleton Coast Tours
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About Skeleton Coast
Experience the unforgiving yet hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast – so called because of the bleached whale and seal bones that once covered the shore during the whaling times, and also for the skeletal shipwrecks that have made this area so popular, the beaches of the Skeleton Coast National Park can also be explored.
Wildlife within the river and inland areas include baboons, giraffes, lions, black rhino and springbok, while marine life abounds along the coast. The large seal colony at Cape Cross is home to thousands of cape fur seals who come to the area to breed each year, while whales, dolphin and large numbers of seabird are also common.
Attractions in the area include Cape Cross, where the first European explorer Diego Ciao first landed in 1486, and erected a two-metre-high cross; plus the coastal town of Lüderitz, the Namib Desert and the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Travellers can enjoy a range of activities, including fishing, fishing tours and trips to Angola and around the coast, walking, bird watching, excursions to the Namib desert to see the desert elephants, underwater spear gun hunting, scuba diving, snorkelling, boat trips, camping tours and 4x4 safaris to name a few.
Skeleton Coast Recommended Accommodation
Cornerstone Guesthouse Cornerstone Guesthouse occupies a quiet corner of Swakopmund’s old town near the marine...
Namib Shore Guesthouse Namib Shore Guesthouse is a charming and quaint guest house situated in the small holiday...