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Cape Cross, Hentiesbaai

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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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  • This "reserve" profits off the clubbing of baby seals in the morning before tourists arrive. It's clear they do not care for the animals in any way after you arrive. Would HIGHLY recommend a little... 
    This "reserve" profits off the clubbing of baby seals in the morning before tourists arrive. It's clear they do not care for the animals in any way after you arrive. Would HIGHLY recommend a little...  more »
  • Memorable. the SMELL. Take a mask, take 2 masks, park further away, open and shut your car door quickly. Well sign posted. Pay park fee. Touristy office currently being built (oct 22) stay inside... 
    Memorable. the SMELL. Take a mask, take 2 masks, park further away, open and shut your car door quickly. Well sign posted. Pay park fee. Touristy office currently being built (oct 22) stay inside...  more »

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