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Cape Cross, Erongo Region

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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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  • Never so many seals are seen together. Has the advantage that one of everything happens. babies seals that suckle. Disadvantage: it is also the smell of so many seals!!. And be careful where you put your feet because everywhere are the uitwerpsels. One must pay to in the reserve (330 Nad)
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  • It's a amazing place, something magic, almost impossible to describe, you need to go. No one can tell you how many seals are there but every were you look, water, send, rocks, it's full of animals. Th...  more »
  • Home of one of the largest Cape fur seals colony in the world (hundreds of thousands), a must stop visit for the wildlife lovers. Interesting information on the wooden passage way about the biology of...  more »
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