Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Set to open in February 2017, Shipwreck Lodge offers unique accommodation amid the sweeping dunes of Namibia's Skeleton Coast and is the first to be built on the coast itself, providing a gateway for desert adventures and great alternative safaris.
At a Glance
First lodge in the Skeleton Coast park to be built on the coast itself
A mix of ecozystems attracts varied wildlife - spot desert adapted lion, elephants, kudu and seals
Unique architecture, with all rooms designed to look like shipwrecks
Fun design and great family room options make this a great choice for those traveling with kids
Perfect addition to a self-drive itinerary and can also be reached by light aircraft
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Perched amongst the dramatic dunes of Namibia's Skeleton Coast, Shipwreck Lodge is a unique and exciting concept combining distinctive design, an unrivalled location within the park and fantastic opportunities for both wildlife viewing and desert adventures.
The lodge itself and each of the rooms will be designed to look like the shipwrecks for which this region is famed, allowing them to blend into the hauntingly beautiful surroundings and adding a sense of fun to this unspoiled wilderness. There are 12 rooms planned in total, including a family unit which links two en-suite rooms by an outdoor deck. Each of the rooms will be en-suite and will have its own private deck area with an outdoor bath from which you can soak in the impressive desert scenery.
To one side of the lodge you will find far-reaching golden sand, whilst the desert in the opposite direction is swathed in greenery, with marshland and forest providing water and habitat for the desert-adapted wildlife which roams the Skeleton Coast. Keep your eyes peeled for lions, elephants and kudu amongst other species. If the shipwrecks at the lodge don't prove to be enough, then a number of impressive remains can be found at Möwe Bay (where you can leave your car if self-driving) or nearby in the surrounding desert. Excursions can also be arranged to the seal colony at Möwe Bay, nearby Himba villages, Rocky Point for fantastic fishing or the remarkable roaring dunes.
Location & Directions
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Perched on the sand dunes in one of the planet's most inhospitable yet hauntingly beautiful places, Shipwreck Lodge lies close to the mouth of the Hoarusib River, approximately 2km from the coast in the Skeleton Coast Park.
When to go
The Skeleton Coast is a year-round destination: moderate temperatures with mist, wind, and hardly any rain. For angling, November to March is the best time to visit the Skeleton Coast.