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

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Jetty Self-Catering

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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...
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Lalandi No 4

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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...
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Rossmund Lodge

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Sleeps 46 in 20 rooms

Guests hoping for a memorable getaway in scenic surroundings will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Rossmund Lodge in...
from R1080
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16 @ Plover Studios

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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
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The Desert Castle

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Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

The Desert Castle offers self-catering accommodation ideal for families and groups looking for a peaceful place to relax. This dramatic...
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Rosa's Lighthouse

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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...
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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

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