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Cape Cross, Erongo Region

#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 Hentiesbaai trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Yes it is smelly and the walkway not always pleasant but us humans are in the seal's world and if you want to see nature you have to suck it up or stay in your vehicle. You will see dead seals and...  more »
  • If you're looking to experience nature truly at its rawest, Cape Cross Seal Reserve is your place. If you're squeamish or dislike the smell, the sight, or even the idea of death, the reserve is not...  more »
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