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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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  • first thing that hits you is the smell. but that is just how it is. hundreds of animals eating, defecating and dying in the same place. and it is very loud. seals have so much to talk about. they... 
    first thing that hits you is the smell. but that is just how it is. hundreds of animals eating, defecating and dying in the same place. and it is very loud. seals have so much to talk about. they...  more »
  • Seals by the hundreds. They seemed to be everywhere. Seals can be aggressive. The entire seal area stunk, overwhelming so. And the infrastructure for visitors could have been better maintained. It... 
    Seals by the hundreds. They seemed to be everywhere. Seals can be aggressive. The entire seal area stunk, overwhelming so. And the infrastructure for visitors could have been better maintained. It...  more »

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