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Cape Cross, Namibia

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#8 of 32 in Nature in Namibia
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. Plan to see Cape Cross and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hentiesbaai vacation route planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Wow, so many seals. Once you arrive you are bowled over by the odour and the noise but after 5 minutes or so the odour isn't too bad and the noises they make are funny. The official opening time is 10...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    It was a very nice experience to visit the seal colony. We were a little afraid of the smell but to be honest: it wasn't as bad as people wrote in their reviews. Perhaps we were lucky and the winds we...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Great place for the family to watch seals in nature and face to face. The jackals hunting baby seals only gave it another excitement. Watch out for the snakes...  more »

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