Welcome to Cape Cross Seal Reserve


No pets or motorcycles are permitted, and visitors may not cross the low barrier between the seal-viewing area and the rocks where the colony lounges.


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Cape Cross Seal Reserve activities

$536 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Sossusvlei and Swakopmund Camping Safari

Tuesday-Windhoek to Sossusvlei (B,L&D) We will pick you up from your hotel or guest house between 7am and 8am and depart at 8:30am straight on the way south to world-famous Sossusvlei via picturesque Spreetshoogte Pass. We will then have a Stop-over at the view point to appreciate endless view of the Namib. We will have lunch at the Solitaire oasis. We will arrive at the lodge or campsite around 3-4 pm. This time is extremely hot; we recommend that you spend the day cooling off by the pool. Early rest is required as tomorrow you are expected to wake early in the morning.Wednesday- Sossusvlei (B, L &D) Early in the morning, at sunrise, we will visit the Sesriem Gate to the remarkable Sossusvlei. We start off with climbing picturesque Dune 45, experiencing beauty and vastness of the orange-colored landscape. Off-road drive to the Dead Vlei, a place of vast desert pan where dried-up, ancient acacias stand silent in the impressive, open-air gallery. If you have enough energy, you can climb one of the highest dunes on Earth, the ‚Big Daddy ‘or ‚Big Mama. After the morning excursion, we will return back to Sesriem for lunch. We will take a break for 1-2 hours. Once the heat subsides, we will take a short excursion to Sesriem Canyon. This will be our last activities for the day. Thursday-Sossusvlei-Swakopmund (B&L) Namibia is a country of contrasts. Today we will move from desert to sea. On our way we will cross the Tropic of Capricorn and traverse the Gaub and the Kuiseb passes, driving down to the dry river bed at the bottom of the Kuiseb Canyon before climbing up the other side and watching the spectacular desert landscape unfold before us. Having arrived at the coast, we will make a stop in Walvis Bay to enjoy the view of flamingos and other birds in the lagoons. We will take a short break for lunch. We overnight in Swakopmund. Dinner tonight is at the client's own expense in a local restaurant.Swakopmund-Windhoek (B&L) Be prepared for the long, scenic transit back to Windhoek. We pass through towns and rural areas, stopping in the small town of Okahandja, the home of Namibia’s largest wood carving market. The stalls operate on a local co-operative basis and offer a vast array of truly Namibian souvenirs. We are due back in Windhoek not later than 16:00 hours. You will be dropped off at your accommodation.

$80 Day Trips & Excursions

Explorer Cape Cross seal colony Day Tour

Half Day Cape Cross Seal Colony Tour (5.0 h tour)  We travel along the coast in a northerly direction and visit some salt-pans where Flamingos can be seen. We continue along the coast and stop once more to take a closer look at a ship wreck.  We also inspect some lichen-fields next to the salt-road. Afterwards we proceed to the Cape Cross seal reserve. Here in 1486 a Portuguese explorer named Diego Cao, the first European to set foot in Namibia, erected a stone cross in honour of King Juan I of Portugal. To-day there is a large colony of Cape Fur Seals which can be viewed at close quarters and is an experience of a lifetime. Since the introduction of legislation controlling the utilisation of seals in Namibia in 1922 the seal population at Cape Cross has increased to more than 250,000. Our return journey to Swakopmund includes a short sightseeing tour of the small holiday resort Henties Bay. Henties Bay developed from a mere sprinkling of fisher huts into a very popular holiday resort within a few decades.  Pick-up from Beach Hotel Swakopmund:09h00 (included)

$1683.81 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10-Day Namibian Explorer from Windhoek

Day 1: Windhoek – Okonjima (300km) (BLD) (Camping)Depart from Windhoek and continue north.We aim to arrive at Okonjima during the middle afternoon. Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation. Afternoon guided tour to see some cheetah and the Africat rehabilitation programme. Camping under the stars.Day 2: Okonjima – Etosha National Park (300km) (BLD) (Camping)An early start and continuing north to Namutoni camp in Etosha National Park. During the cool of the late afternoon for our first game drive. After your evening meal there are still more chances to see Etosha’s big game at Namutoni’s floodlit waterhole. Day 3: Etosha National Park (Full Day Game Drive) (BLD) (Camping)A full day’s game driving. Along the way we visit several waterholes before continuing to Okaukuejo. Okaukuejo is famous for its waterhole, which has been described as one of the “best game viewing opportunities in Southern Africa”Day 4: Okaukuejo – Grootberg area (310km) (BLD) (Camping)Leaving Etosha we begin our journey south to the Grootberg region. Within this area we visit a Himba Village – the only traditionally functioning Himba community outside the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia From here it is a short drive on to The Hoada Community Campsite.We overnight – camping under the stars.Day 5: Grootberg area – Twyfelfontein (190 km) (BLD) (Camping)Today we head into one of the most beautiful desert regions in Namibia, Damaraland. Also visiting the ancient Bushman rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. Overnight camping in the area. Day 6: Twyfelfontein – Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast (420 km) (BL) (Chalet)Depart from Twyfelfontein area, and continue to the coast of Namibia. Visiting the Cape Cross Seal Reserve en route. The next destination is Swakopmund.. We aim to arrive in the late afternoon giving us time to explore the town on foot before sunset.Day 7: Today is a free day. Lunch and dinner today is not included in the price of the safari and will be for the client’s own accountDay 8: Swakopmund – Sesriem area (300 km) (BLD) (Camping)We first make a stop at Walvis Bay. Our next stop, the tiny town of Solitaire. We aim to arrive at our camp during the late afternoon and watch the colours glow and change on distant mountains to the east.Day 9: Sesriem – Sossusvlei (Camping) (BLD)Early morning start. Visiting Dune 45, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. As the day cools off in the late afternoon we will take a short excursion to the Sesriem Canyon.Day 10: After breakfast we head back to Windhoek. Arrive back in Windhoek in the late afternoon.

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