Exploring the Skeleton Coast in Namibia

 If you are looking for an escape from the busy city life or famous attractions, the Skeleton Coast is one of the best places to consider.  Located along the western coastline of Namibia, this area is known for its shipwrecks.  Being a little off the popular trips throughout Namibia, this area is generally quieter.

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Skeleton Coast

Getting there

The Skeleton Coast is located along the Namibian coast and stretches for about 650 kilometres from Swakopmund to the Angolan border. Most Nambian trips would start in Windhoek, and from here you would travel by road, or you would fly between your destinations.

 

The closest commercial airport is Swakopmund. From here you can then drive along the coast, or you can fly into the smaller airstrips further north.  Although the Skeleton Coast stretches from Swakupmond up north, the more famous region would be more north where you can find the shipwrecks.

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Namibian Coast

Alternatively, if you are doing a self-drive trip through Namibia, using a car rental company to hire your vehicle, you would be able to include this as an overnight stop.

Where to stay

As this is a relatively remote location, there are not plenty of options with regards to the accommodation along the coast.  There is however something for any type of traveller from campsites to luxury accommodation.  

 

True to the surroundings and history of the area, why not spend the night at Shipwreck Lodge.  Each of their ten cabins, which are spread along the dunes, are designed to look like shipwrecks.  The lodge is run on solar power to ensure a low footprint on the environment. 

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Beautiful Namibia

From each of the cabins, you have great views of the Atlantic Ocean, and you can wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing not too far away.  For the colder nights, you can light your wood-burning stove and enjoy a glass of wine.

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