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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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  • The seals are beautiful and there’s so many of them! You can get very close (but not too close!) - definitely close enough to get some great close ups of their faces. Like everyone says, boy does... 
    The seals are beautiful and there’s so many of them! You can get very close (but not too close!) - definitely close enough to get some great close ups of their faces. Like everyone says, boy does...  more »
  • My second day of venturing out onto the "coastal desert" after the first day (2 days before) on the Dorob Desert for the Living Dunes tour just outside Swakopmund but this one for a much farther... 
    My second day of venturing out onto the "coastal desert" after the first day (2 days before) on the Dorob Desert for the Living Dunes tour just outside Swakopmund but this one for a much farther...  more »

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