Cape Cross Lodge is situated alongside the biggest breeding Cape Fur Seal colony in the world, but well out of the “smell” zone, 60 km north of Henties Bay and 120 km north of Swakopmund. The curious mix of Cape Dutch and West Coast fishing village architecture with colossal windows happily embrace the natural light and affords endless contemplated vistas.
Cape Cross Lodge offers eighteen sea view standard rooms and two sea view suites, classically appointed with attention to detail, yet animate with a rustic charm that is bewitching. Views through the large windows are breathtaking, no matter the time of day or night. The En-suite bathrooms are a statement of simplicity, while the private balconies glow with the warmth of wooden deckchairs and tables, affording unrestricted sea views and an aura of complete respite. Four of the bedrooms have been linked with a door to create a family unit when needed.
The large patio, overlooking the beach and ocean, flows into the lower deck with its warm, welcoming reception area and intriguing curios shop housing an array of gifts. Leading from this charming space is the comforting bar and lounge, a quirky wine cellar and two cosy dining sectors. The private balconies glow with warmth, wooden deckchairs and tables, affording unrestricted sea views and aura of complete respite.
Around this tranquil oasis lodge lies infinite ocean and desert, littered with the eerie remains of man’s past endeavors. Nearby, rocky outcrops provide a perfect playground for a large seal colony.
Cape Cross Campsite: Each of the 21 campsites is equipped with its own light, with switch and a double 220v plug and own trip switch. A wash basin with cold running water and a work surface serve as a kitchen area. Each site has its own braai area. There is a central ablution facility with showers, hot and cold running water, flush sanitation, hand basins and mirrors. Campers are welcome to make use of the facilities at the lodge which include a bar and à la carte restaurant.