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Cape Cross

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2 Reviews
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Closed Open from 8:00am-5:00pm
Address: Skeleton Coast, 60km north of Henties Bay | Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Namibia

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This beach is called Cape Cross. Historical records say that when the Portuguese navigator arrived here in 1486, a cross was erected here in the name of the king, and this cape got its name. On this beach with an area of less than one square kilometer, there are 100,000 seals gathered throughout the year. The breeding season can reach hundreds of thousands or even more. The number and density of seals here are the world's largest. One. On the coastal reefs and in the huge waves on the seashore, there were patches of black seals everywhere, wriggling and tumbling, and it was magnificent. Here is the home of the seals, the kingdom of the seals, this magnificent strangeness. The sight, which can only be seen on this small beach in Namibia, is breathtaking. See the world freely

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  • 208erwinh
    208erwinh
    Antwerp, Belgium
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    A lot of seals

    Cape cross is located roughly 58 km from Hentiesbaai. Cape Cross has both historic and biological significance and is a popular tourist attraction. The Portuguese navigator, Diego Cão, landed here i...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604997634000+0800)/
  • Gwhite0992
    Gwhite0992
    Montreal, Quebec
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    Turned off the motor and watch and listened to million seals

    The number of seals are amazing. Very noisy with barking everywhere. My visit was end of May. No smell, alone with the seals. 2019. Bought ticket at the gate.

    Reviewed on /Date(1596202026000+0800)/
  • stonellas
    stonellas
    Wanaka, New Zealand
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    Amazing experince to see so many seals - but it does smell !!!!

    We were driving to Swakopmund & as it was only was a short detour off our route and it is not often you get to see a seal colony of over 100.000 seals. we decided to visit it The seal colony is a san...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583794458000+0800)/
  • David H
    David H
    Lausanne, Switzerland
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    Impressive colony

    Yes it smells like 100'000 seals... But the place is amazing. We were there when young seals are born so a lot of jacals make a feast out of this source of proteins. It was really funny to observe how...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581370166000+0800)/
  • David F
    David F
    Darwin
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    The number of seals was amazing

    I expected to sea a reasonable amount of seals - but I was truly awestruck at the number of seals that was making up this colony. Although there is a fence here (not sure what purpose it has), which...

    Reviewed on /Date(1580963152000+0800)/

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