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Cape Cross

15 km north of Swakopmund | C34 Road, Namibia
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Excellent but smelly

A must for serious photographers. Plenty of seals offering great poses. It is rather smelly but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephanus B
Sasolburg, South Africa
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Seals & more seals

We visited Cape Cross , about a 60km drive from Henties Bay on a reasonable salt road. Along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andre' H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 km north of Swakopmund | C34 Road, Namibia

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must for serious photographers. Plenty of seals offering great poses. It is rather smelly but worth the pictures

Thank Stephanus B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cape Cross , about a 60km drive from Henties Bay on a reasonable salt road. Along the way you can visit the Zeila wreck which is very close to the road. The seal colony did not smell as bad as we expected ,...More

Thank Andre' H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were so many seals. They do stink. I Loved to watch them play and listen to them bark. You can Get good quality salt along the way for a donation.

Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is actually a pretty fun place to visit as you are extremely close to all of the seals. So close, in fact, that you might end up with some napping against your car. With tens of thousands of them, there is always something going...More

Thank 60stevea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this beautiful seal colony on our trip to Namibia recently. I grew up in the area and remember visiting the colony as a child. I had not been back since and it was something I was keen to see again...More

Thank SWGH123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If one wants to see seals close up this is the place to be. Apparently can be smelly but was not as bad as expected. The road from Swakopmund was good. And the experience amazing. Never would i have thought that one could get this...More

Thank 998pamela
Reviewed 31 May 2017 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 8 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
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