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Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast National Park

Situated on Namibia’s wild and hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast, this unique lodge makes its home amidst the region’s rolling sand dunes and mysterious shipwrecks. The ultimate base for an array of desert adventures.

Each of the lodge’s striking, solar-powered chalets have been designed to mimic the shipwrecks dramatically strewn along Namibia’s Atlantic coast. Step inside, however, and you’ll be welcomed by modern, well-appointed interiors with ensuite bathrooms and cosy, wood-burning stoves. At the heart of the lodge lies the attractive lounge and restaurant, complete with wraparound deck where you can take in views that stretch out towards the shimmering ocean.

The only property within the Skeleton Coast National Park, you can be sure of an exclusive experience. Game drives will bring you encounters with an array of fascinating desert-adapted wildlife, including elephants, giraffe, lions, baboons and the occasional brown hyena. Also on offer are 4x4 excursions to the eerie shipwrecks of Suiderkus and Karimona, the seal colony at Mowe Bay and the remarkable Clay Castles geological formation. And what better way to end the day than with a sundowner in the dune fields, watching the sunset over the shimmering golden sands.

Shipwreck Lodge, at a glance

  • Upscale safari lodge with a unique, innovative design
  • Located on a 146,600-hectare concession within the Skeleton Coast National Park 
  • Situated 45km from Mowe Bay between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers
  • Constructed from wood and glass in the style of a shipwreck  
  • Far-reaching views over rolling sand dunes and Atlantic Ocean
  • Eight ensuite cabins and two family chalets with writing desks, bedside lamps, wood-burning stoves and small tea and coffee stations 
  • Other amenities include indoor showers and private decks
  • Contemporary lounge and restaurant with a wraparound deck where you can watch for passing wildlife 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Game drives in search of desert-adapted elephants, lion and kudu
  • Scenic sundowners in the dune fields 
  • Visit the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks
  • Cultural visits to nearby Himba villages  
  • Swimming pool with sun loungers 
  • Fish at your leisure, bringing your catch back to be cooked by the lodge’s chefs 
  • Enjoy quad biking over the valley’s roaring dunes 
  • Visit the remarkable Clay Castles, the Hoanib River Delta or the seal colony at Mowe Bay
  • Once again the service we got from Ultimate was impeccable.

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