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Cape Cross Tour

Namibia

This four hour tour has both a morning (09.00) and afternoon (13.00) departure.

After picking you up at your Swakopmund accommodation, the tour leaves up the coastal road in a northerly direction. Cape Cross is 130 km from Swakopmund and along the route you will stop to marvel at the extensive lichen fields stretching away to the horizon, east of the coastal road.

Another point of interest before you reach the holiday town of Henitiesbay is the “Free Republic of Wlotzka’s Baken”, some 40 km north of Swakopmund. This self-sustaining settlement of wooden cabins and bungalows on the beach is the haven of many a beach angler.

Once past the town of Henitiesbay, the road leads past expansive salt pans where rock salt is mined and refined. Your guide will introduce you to the intricacies of salt crystals and saline algae, which are found in abundance.

The Cape Cross peninsular is of both historic and ecological significance, as it is the site of one of the first landings by European seafarers. It is also the home of some 200 000 cape fur seals. It was here that Diego Cao erected a stone cross in honour of a safe sea journey from Portugal in 1486. Your guide will give you detailed explanations of the seal colony while highlighting the historic endeavours of early settlers, who mined guano and harvested seals here, where after you will be returned to Swakopmund.

  • Cape Cross Tour: Cape Cross is famous for Cape Fur Seals
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  • Cape Cross Tour: Seal
  • Cape Cross Tour: Seals
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