Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast

Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast

Located on the staggeringly stark but beautiful Namibian coast, the Skeleton Coast National Park stretches from Swakopmund to the Kunene River. As you drive along the coast road towards the lodge, you are flanked on both sides by the increasingly mysterious and eerie Namib desert.

Shipwreck cabins

Situated between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers and nestled between the sand dunes, you will find our 10 luxury en-suite cabins. These unique, half-sunken ‘shipwreck-style’ cabins offer comfort and all the amenities you would expect - not forgetting the mesmerising view of the Atlantic Ocean. As the sun goes down sit back, relax and plan your next day’s activity as the wood-burning stove crackles gently in the background.

Activities at shipwreck

Spend time soaking up the barren beauty of the place and then choose from amazing excursions. You can explore mysterious shipwrecks and abandoned diamond mines on your way to Mowe Bay and the seal colony. Alternatively, jump aboard the 4x4 for a full-day river trip and keep a look-out for some local wildlife and beautiful geological formations.

Relax on the beach with a sumptuous lunch or try some fishing where, if you are lucky enough to land a good catch, the chefs will gladly prepare it for dinner.


Two partner conservancies work closely with the lodge, covering a vast 6,000 square kilometres. These groups are made up of mainly local Ovahimba and Herero people, meaning that the lodge is helping local villages and households support themselves. Together everyone assists in the conservation of wildlife and the environment and in return the locals in their capacity as landlords receive a fee of the turnover of the Shipwreck Lodge.

From sunrise to sunset this wonderful and individual destination helps look after their visitors and their neighbours in sustainable and eco-friendly way. Shipwreck Lodge is a truly memorable and unique place to stay.

before you go

Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip

When to travel
Visit Botswana during their dry months of April to August. Julyto October is the best time for game viewing in Namibia, however, bird-watchers should schedule a visit here between November and December. In Zambia expect the falls to be at their peak between March and May, with May to October being the months for game viewing, with some parks potentially closing between November to April due to flooding
How to get there
All routes go via Johannesburg (approx 11 hours) on British Airways, Virgin Atlantic or South African Airways, with easy and short onward flights to all destinations.

Our Destination Specialists


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Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 26 years in travel industry
Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia & Indo-China 26 years in travel industry
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