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The Skeleton Coast Ss
The Skeleton Coast Ss
An enthralling, desolate coastline of shipwrecks and fog lets your imagination run wild

Skeleton Coast

Skeleton Coast’s ominous name comes from the shipwrecks and whale bones that litter the shore. An estimated 500 ships rest here, having long ago met their end against the harsh breaks of the Atlantic Ocean. Skeleton Coast’s ominous name comes from the shipwrecks and whale bones that litter the shore. An estimated 500 ships rest here, having long ago met their end against the harsh breaks of the Atlantic Ocean.
Why the Skeleton Coast?
While Skeleton Coast may not sound like the ideal destination for a safari, it's a noteworthy wildlife destination in its own right. Tens of thousands of Cape fur seals live raucously at Cape Cross, while the inland desert expanses overlooking Skeleton Coast are populated by brown hyena, giraffe, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, gemsbok and the occasional cheetah. You’re likely to see desert elephant trundling past, too.

Brave souls might be up for a surf, but Skeleton Coast is most safely viewed from a safari vehicle, quadbike, or from above during a scenic flight. Exclusive coastal camps invite you for shipwreck viewings, beach walks and drives and photo tours of this deliciously eerie coastline.
  • Hauntingly beautiful beaches and desert landscapes.
  • Shipwrecks and whale bones add mystery and intrigue.
  • Huge, noisy colonies of Cape fur seals.
  • Observe desert elephant, zebra and antelope.
  • Scenic flights offer unmatched views.
  • Luxury desert camps provide comfort and access.
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