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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 smells like 100'000 seals... But the place is amazing. We were there when young seals are born so a lot of jacals make a feast out of this source of proteins. It was really funny to observe...  more »
  • I expected to sea a reasonable amount of seals - but I was truly awestruck at the number of seals that was making up this colony. Although there is a fence here (not sure what purpose it has), which....  more »
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