Located in the famous Skeleton Coast concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers in the Skeleton Coast National Park, Shipwreck Lodge is only 45 km from Möwe Bay. The shipwreck-shaped cabins are nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current provides guests with a refreshing breeze.
Our exclusive clients can look forward to appreciating the harshness of the desert and the beauty of these solitary landscapes filled with geological history. Learn about the fauna and flora adapted to survive in these harsh conditions – all from the comfort of the restaurant deck. There are 8 twin/double cabins and 2 family cabins.
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Designed to echo the shipwrecks that are scattered along the tumultuous Namibian coastline, Shipwreck Lodge is a singular experience. This exclusive destination opened its doors in June 2018 and is one of Namibia’s most mystical places to spend the night. Located in the Skeleton Coast National Park just 45 km north of Möwe Bay, the pristine, untouched surroundings will take your breath away.
With a distinctive design, the cabins capture the imagination. Two family and eight twin rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, will provide a restful retreat for visitors to this remarkable place. From your private deck, protected against the elements, a hot cup of coffee can be enjoyed as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean. The dining area and lounge, with unrestricted views of the Skeleton Coast, is the perfect place for a superb meal and enjoying drinks with fellow travellers. From the sheltered deck, watch the waves crashing onto the lonely beach and experience a surreal sense of being suspended in time as the mist curls in from the ocean, covering the dunes in white.
With its rich history as one of the most inhospitable, stormy parts on the planet, Skeleton Coast is steeped in mystery. Strong currents, unpredictable weather and thick fog make this part of the Namibian coast one of the most feared spots for sailors and pilots alike. Yet this daunting landscape is home to a wide variety of animals, most notably the desert lion and elephant.
Guided excursions by vehicle will take you to Oasis water point where an unexpected paradise awaits hidden amongst the towering dunes. Wildlife converges here to quench their thirst and find respite from the harsh conditions. Often elephant, gemsbok, and desert-adapted lion can be spotted. Birds swarm to this green paradise and brighten up the scene with their songs. The drive ends at the Roaring Dunes where air trapped between sand grains emits a low rumble when disturbed. Visit the Clay Castles, a natural geological formation, and perhaps you will even spot desert elephants and lions. Find remnants of the San People’s ancient campsites in the Hoanib River Delta where wildlife flourishes. Discover remnants of the wrecks that mark this stormy shoreline, listen to the silent stories they have to tell, and solve the mysteries of the Skeleton Coast.
Marvel at the Namibian sunset on top of the roaring dunes with your favourite drink in hand
A thrilling adventure, sliding down a dune on a sandboard.
Join one of our guides on a scenic drive over the roaring dunes to the valley.
Visit some of the Shipwrecks along the Skeleton Coast, including the Ventura Bomber and Karimona Shipwreck on your way to the lodge.
Spend your morning exploring the Hoarusib River. Visit the Clay Castles and learn more about the geology of the area.
A wonderful lunch wets the appetite of the nature lover who has the senses rushed by the crisp air of the sea breeze, the ebb and flow of the ocean. This activity is weather permitting.