Cape Cross Seal Reserve

Cape Cross Seal Reserve

The Cape Cross Seal Reserve hosts the world’s largest breeding colony of Cape fur seals. This headland situated along the coast of Namib is spread about 23 square miles consisting of flat gravel plains and a rock outcrop where the seals gather.

Situated close the coastal towns of Henties Bay and Swakopmund, travellers can stroll along the edge of the colony and explore these interesting animals and unique history of Cape Cross. Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, the Cape fur seal, is the largest of the nine fur-seal species found in the world.

The rich concentrations of fish in the cold Benguela Current, helps the seal population to grow in plenty. The sight of more than 100,000 seals lazing on the beach and larking in the surf is definitely a striking sight to behold.

During the breeding season, you can see up to 210,000 of these animals gather at Cape Cross at any one time.

During November and December, you can find gigantic sea bulls fighting for beach territory and the right to mate. While females breed in sync and spend their days fishing in the Benguela Current returning to the shore amongst thousands of pups.

Best Time to Visit

How to go

Cape Cross Seal Reserve is a small headland in the South Atlantic in Skeleton Coast. It is well connected by roadways.

Things to do

During your visit to Cape Cross Seal Reserve, you can do a number of activities, such as:

What To See & Highlights

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1 Day (Half Day) Hiking Trail for 6 Hours
fixed Rate USD
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1 Day (Half Day) Carnivore Feeding Tour
fixed Rate 100.00 USD
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1 Day Cheetah Feeding & Wildlife Game Drive
fixed Rate 100.00 USD
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1 Day (Half Day) San Tribe Cultural Tour
fixed Rate 90.00 USD
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1 Day (Half Day) Okapuka Game Range Drive
fixed Rate 75.00 USD
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2 DAY SOSSUSVLEI SAFARI TOUR NAMIBIA
custom Rate 260.00 USD
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2 DAYS ETOSHA WILDLIFE SAFARI NAMIBIA
fixed Rate 250.00 USD
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2 DAYS SPITZKOPPE HIKING TOUR
fixed Rate 260.00 USD
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2 DAYS SWAKOPMUND ACTIVITY TOUR NAMIBIA
fixed Rate 270.00 USD
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2 DAYS SWAKOPMUND ACTIVITY TOUR (Accommodated/Lodging)
fixed Rate 320.00 USD
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2 DAY SAN TRIBE CULTURAL TOUR (Camping)
fixed Rate 250.00 USD
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2 DAY SOSSUSVLEI SAFARI TOUR (Camping)
fixed Rate 300.00 USD
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