The high number of shipwrecks found along this hazardous coastline as well as the whalebones that scatter the beaches resulted in this section of Namibia’s coastline being named the Skeleton Coast. A striking and unforgettable landscape of stark contrasts, this region is the base for legendary holiday experiences.
The region is home to a great variety of animal species and those who visit Namibia’s Skeleton Coast are likely to see the shy desert-adapted elephant as well as the stealthy lion and cheetah. Besides these impressive predators, the large armour-plated lizards of the area are an impressive sight, intimidating crocodiles inhabit the rivers and there are rumours of lions that live on the beach! Balancing out the stark contrasts of the landscape is a gemstone beach, filled with glittering semi-precious stones and backed by white sand and crystal block dunes.
A sensory experience, the Skeleton Coast is a fantastic destination for adventurers, photographers and those looking for unusual destinations, and interesting activities combined with luxury accommodation.
Highlights during a trip to the Skeleton Coast include:
- Cape Cross Seal Colony with its hundreds of thousands of Cape Fur Seals
- Hunting for shipwrecks, the most famous of which is the Dunedin Star
Skeleton Coast Accommodation
Skeleton Coast Safaris
A unique four-day safari that takes visitors through Namibia’s Damaraland, Kaokoland and alongside the Kunene River allowing the exploration of the country’s starkly beautiful Skeleton Coast region. Flying over some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth, this unique safari includes luxury accommodation along route with the renowned Schoeman family.
Surrounded by the mysterious Namib Desert and overlooking the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is a surreal destination offering respite for the soul, fodder for the imagination and luxury comforts for the physical body. Guests get the opportunity to explore the intriguing Namib Desert by day and at night, fall asleep to the sound of water rushing past.