Located on the famous Skeleton Coast concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers within the Skeleton Coast National Park, Shipwreck Lodge can be found just 45 km from Möwe Bay. Each chalet is uniquely designed to resemble shipwrecks nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Guests can look forward to appreciating the harshness of the desert and the beauty of these solitary landscapes that are filled with geological history. Learn about fauna and flora that have adapted to survive in these harsh conditions and from the comfort of the restaurant deck. The accommodation offering at Shipwreck Lodge includes 8 double chalets and 2 family chalets.
The 10 ‘shipwreck-style’ chalets which are also referred to as cabins are spread out along the sand dunes. Enjoy views of the spectacular Atlantic Ocean and fall asleep to the crackling sound of the wood-burning stove. The design of these cabins was inspired by the famous shipwrecks which can be found along the Skeleton Coast, whilst still emphasizing a light footprint by operating an eco-friendly lodge that uses solar power. Each cabin is fully equipped with the necessary amenities such as a writing desk, bedside lamp, safe and wood-burning stove.
Activities at Shipwreck Lodge
Take a day tour to Möwe Bay to view the seal colony and on your way, you would find Flamingo Pools where you can explore remnants of the Suiderkus and Karimona Shipwrecks as well as the abandoned Westies diamond mine and the remains of a Venture Bomber.
Enjoy a full-day 4x4 Hoarusib River excursion and explore the Clay castles, a natural geological formation where brown hyenas are often encountered. Guests may also have the chance to spot desert-adapted elephants and lions.
Lunches on the beach are perfect for those who love nature and good food.
Take a sundowner drive to Oasis water point to the Roaring Dunes.
Join one of the Shipwreck Lodge guides on a scenic drive over the roaring dunes to the valley on a quad bike.
About the Conservancy
In days gone by, the entire coast of Namibia was known as the Skeleton Coast. Today only the park located on the northern coast, stretching from the Kunene River to Ugab River, is called by this name. The area covering 16,845 km2 was declared a nature reserve in 1971 and serves to protect nearly a third of Namibia’s coastline.
It is mostly known for its treacherous weather, rough surf and shifting shores.
In this seemingly stark desert, life flourishes with elephants, lions, brown hyenas, birds and other desert-adapted wildlife which call this unforgiving land their home.
Famed for its shipwrecks estimated to number in the thousands, daring rescues and stories of brave survivors, the Skeleton Coast exudes a sense of danger. Thick fog, forceful winds and the powerful Benguella current make this part of the sea a difficult one to safely navigate and to this day the Skeleton Coast claims its victims.
Among the most well-known ships to have found their end on this coast, is the Eduard Bohlen, Dunedin Star, Cawdor Castle, Suiderkus, Sir Charles Elliot and Kaio Maru.
All ages welcome
Shipwreck Lodge, Namibia
All ages welcome
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