The spirit of Shipwreck Lodge
Nestled in the heart of the African wilderness, Shipwreck Lodge is located between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers, in the Skeleton Coast National Park. A place shrouded in mystery and swirling clouds of mist, your accommodation perfectly mirrors the environment, and is created to resemble a shipwreck. Offering eight twin or double rooms, and two family tents; all are ensuite and solar-powered, and feature a glorious wood burning stove for the mornings and evening, which can get quite chilly. Guest areas at the heart of the camp include a contemporary lounge and restaurant, with an incredibly spacious wraparound deck offering spectacular sweeping views across the ocean.
Magnificently raw and rugged, revel in your time exploring sensational surroundings of wind swept plains and lofty sand dunes. Activities here include extraordinary game drives where you can capture stunning sightings of desert-dwelling lion, kudu and elephant, and learn about the pretty flora that flourishes here. Marine life prospers here and Cape fur seals congregate on the craggy shoreline. Cast your eyes to the skies and glimpse the Rüppell’s korhaans and Benguela long-billed larks. Visit the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks, and explore the geologically fascinating clay castles. Revel in this exquisite terrain, sipping colourful cocktails atop formidable sand dunes immersing yourself in the profound silence.
What we love about Shipwreck Lodge
- Discover the fascinating history behind the mysterious shipwrecks that line the coastline
- Explore the dry river beds and towering dunes searching for desert-dwelling elephants, baboons, brown hyena, and tok-tokkie beetles
- Immerse yourself in the heritage of the welcoming Himba tribe, and gain an understanding of their way of life