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.
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.
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