Trip Planner:   Africa  /  Namibia  /  Erongo Region  /  Cape Cross

Cape Cross, Erongo Region

#2 of 12 in Parks in Erongo Region
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.
Create an itinerary including Cape Cross
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Cape Cross Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
378 reviews
  • We were driving to Swakopmund & as it was only was a short detour off our route and it is not often you get to see a seal colony of over 100.000 seals. we decided to visit it The seal colony is a...  more »
  • Yes it smells like 100'000 seals... But the place is amazing. We were there when young seals are born so a lot of jacals make a feast out of this source of proteins. It was really funny to observe...  more »

Plan your trip to Hentiesbaai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Hentiesbaai

Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Hentiesbaai

Duration: 2h 30 min