Shipwreck lodge in Namibia

    The Skeleton Coast in the northwest of the country is truly breathtaking: wild, rough and quite deserted. Reportedly it owes its name to the many ships that sank here over the centuries due to the stormy weather. The sailors who rescued themselves on land usually died of thirst because of the dryness of the area.

    In the Skeleton Coast National Park a unique hotel in the middle of nowhere was opened last year - the spectacular Shipwreck Lodge.

    The 10 small chalets where you can stay overnight are designed just like the shipwrecks stranded on the coast, all are bright and minimalist and have a terrace where you can enjoy your sundowner with amazing views over the endless dunes.

    Excellent: The buildings are made of sustainably cultivated or recycled wood and are solar-heated, the walls are insulated with recycled PET bottles.

    Shipwreck Lodge in Namibia

    Meals are served in the cosy, maritime restaurant. Highlight: the unique excursions in this remote area, for example to the seal colonies in Seagull Bay and to the shipwrecks. And the wildlife observations: giraffes, desert lions, springboks and even rare black rhinos live a bit inland (per night from approx. 700 € including full board and all excursions, http://shipwrecklodge.com.na).

    Shipwreck Lodge in Namibia Shipwreck Lodge in Namibia

    Shipwreck Lodge in Namibia

    Photo credit: Denzel Bezuidenhout (2); Shawn van Eeden (3)
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