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Cape Cross, Erongo Region

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#2 of 12 in Parks in Erongo Region
See a huge colony of seals at Cape Cross, a headland protruding into the South Atlantic. Home to some 100,000 seals, the headland serves as one of the world’s largest breeding grounds for Cape fur seals, who feed on the abundance of fish in the cold Benguela Current. Observe mammals basking in the sun and hopping around the rock-studded beach, but remember to bring a handkerchief or a bandana to protect your nose against the powerful smells. See a replica of a cross erected in 1485 by Portuguese navigator Diego Cao, the first European to set foot on Namibian soil. A visit to Cape Cross represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Erongo Region trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The small was not so bad and the place had a huge amount of seals, more than we ever saw anywhere I think  more »
  • Worth the drive - absolutely hundreds of seals with their cubs. They all look so lazy lying in the sand or on the rocks.  more »
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