About Skeleton Coast Marine and Bird Life

Exciting marine and birdlife is easily seen along the Skeleton Coast, particularly at Cape Cross, and Sandwich Harbour.


Popular boat cruises on Walvis Bay Lagoon offer incredible sightings of bottlenose and Heaviside's dolphins, Cape fur seals, pelicans, flamingos, cormorants, sunfish, turtles, and even whales.


Bird watching along Swakopmund's beaches, the coastal stretch of the Swakop River Valley, close to Long Beach and further south is also rewarding. Please respect the nesting sites of endangered Damara Terns if you walk along the shore. All beaches are open to the public and easily accessible from a number of designated parking spots.


A visit to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve is a must (120 km north of Swakopmund). Birders will find the guided 4x4 tours to bird colonies at Sandwich Harbour incredibly rewarding.

Things to do in Swakopmund Coast

Accommodation near Skeleton Coast Marine and Bird Life

10 % Off
Special Deal

Jetty Self-Catering

7 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 5 rooms

Jetty Self-Catering Cottages are located in the German colonial town of Swakopmund, Namibia. There are five cottages, all with fully...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

Long Beach Cottage

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

3x bedrooms all ensuites Sleeps 6 pax max Luxury Seafront 3 bedroom en-suite at Langstrand. Open plan kitchen lounge dining area, TV room,...
from R1200
per night for 2 guests

Lalandi No 4

5 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Lalandi No 4 is a self-catering fully furnished beachfront holiday cottage, ideally located in Langstrand, along the Namibian coast between...
from R1400
per night for 2 guests

Shevita Self-catering

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

At Shevita Self-catering we offer an upmarket two-bedroom apartment, situated in a secure and quiet neighbourhood within walking distance...
from R620
per night for 2 guests

Rosa's Lighthouse

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Rosa’s Lighthouse is situated in the seaside area of Long beach, between the breathtaking long sandy beaches and the natural beauty of the...
from R2500
per night for 2 guests

16 @ Plover Studios

5 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

16 @ Plover offers two beautifully appointed studio apartments, situated in Swakopmund. It is close to the beach, as well as many shops...
from R1500
per night for 2 guests

Skeleton Coast Marine and Bird Life Map

Skeleton Coast Marine and Bird Life is 3.9km from the centre of Swakopmund Coast , the nearest airport 31km (Walvis Bay Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Other things to do near Swakopmund Coast

Known as one of most active beaches on the planet, Swakopmund has revitalized itself as an...
Start an amazing tour at Namibia's Swakopmund with Travel Time. Trace a route through the Moonlight...
Travel Time has put together a splendid city tour of Swakopmund for interested visitors to this...