Luxury in the Desert

Visiting the desert offers the chance to explore an almost other-worldly oasis that can make you feel as if you’ve indeed escaped the buzz of the modern world.

It is the ultimate way to get away from it all – indulging in some of the best life has to offer.


Skeleton Coast

Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterised by substantial open spaces, breathtaking scenery, oceans, dunes, mountains and deserts. 


This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart. Combined with a stay at a luxurious lodge, it can become the ultimate luxury desert destination.


If you are planning a visit to Namibia, make sure to include the Skeleton Coast in your adventures. In this mysterious place, the enormous dunes of the planet’s oldest desert meet the roaring Atlantic Ocean to form one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world.

More About The Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast is home to the world’s largest ship cemetery.  It is a coastal stretch of approximately 40km wide and 500km long.

Here the cold and unpredictable Benguela Current of the Atlantic Ocean clashes with the dune and desert landscape of north-western Namibia.


Adventure Awaits in Namibia

Despite the hostile character of the Skeleton Coast, several wild animals can be observed –  elephant, lion, brown hyena, rhino jackal, giraffe, seals, oryx, kudu, zebra, birds and other desert-adapted wildlife – calling this unforgiving land their home.

Where to Stay

Shipwreck Lodge is the only lodge situated in the picturesque Skeleton Coast National Park. This off-the-beaten-track lodge is located in one of Africa’s most riveting locations and perhaps one of the most peculiar places on Earth with breath-taking views of the desert, ocean and sky, for as far as the eye can see.


There are ten shipwreck-style cabins that are spread out along the sand dunes. You will wake up to the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and fall asleep to the crackling of the wood-burning stove.

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Skeleton Coast


All ten en-suite cabins are complemented with necessary guest amenities like a writing desk, bedside lamp, safe and a wood-burning stove.


The eight twin/double cabins and two family cabins all have their own deck to view and enjoy the peaceful landscape.


The restaurant and dining area is set in the heart of the lodge where you can enjoy morning coffee or an evening sundowner on the outdoor deck, or retreat inside and enjoy the views of the beautiful landscape.


Namibian Nature

What is Included When Staying at Shipwreck Lodge?

  • Accommodation

  • All meals and beverages excluding Premium brand drinks

  • Guest Laundry

  • Transfer between Mowe Bay and Shipwreck Lodge

  • Park entry permit

  • Daily activities and excursions  


Full-Day Möwe Bay Excursion: Day Excursion by vehicle to the seal colony in Möwe Bay

4×4 Hoarusib River: Full day 4×4 Hoarusib River excursions

Beach Lunch: A wonderful lunch whets the appetite of the nature lover who has the senses rushed by the crisp air of the sea breeze.

Fishing: Guests staying at Shipwreck Lodge can enjoy the exclusive use of the area to fish for their own use.

Sundowner Drive: A sundowner drive to Oasis water point will take guests to the Roaring Dunes.

Quad Biking: Join of the guides on a scenic drive over the roaring dunes to the valley.

Getting to The Lodge

You can rent a 4×4 Vehicle in Namibia and self-drive to the lodge.  Vehicles of self-drive guests are parked at the pickup point situated at Möwe Bay.


Fly-in guests will also be picked up at Möwe Bay.


You will then be transferred 45km north to Shipwreck Lodge in a closed game drive vehicle.


Pick-up and Drop-off Times for guests flying in


The pick-up times from Möwe Bay Airstrip will be at 11h00 or 15h00 daily.


Departure times from Shipwreck Lodge to Möwe Bay will be 09h00 daily.

Pick-up and Drop-off Times for guests self-driving


Guests will enter Skeleton Coast National Park and drive along a gravel road towards Möwe Bay – this is where the guests will be collected and transferred to the lodge.


Self-drive guests are advised to drive a high-clearance and 4×4 vehicle.


The last cellphone signal and petrol station are in Terrace Bay.


Directions to Möwe Bay for self-drive guests

Highlights of Shipwreck Lodge

  • The only lodge situated in the soul-stirring Skeleton Coast National Park

  • 4×4 excursions to interior dunes of the Namib Desert and Hoanib River Delta

  • Track desert-dwelling elephants, and the elusive desert-adapted lion and brown hyena

  • Rich birdlife – nearly 250 species

  • Flights over the coastline, spotting whale bones and dramatic shipwrecks

  • Interact with the local Himba people

  • Discover the area’s mysterious past during visits to the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks


If you want to get away from it all – trade the stress of daily life for the serenity of a luxury desert experience and add Shipwreck Lodge to your desert safari experience.

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