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Cape Cross Lodge
Cape Cross Lodge
Cape Cross Lodge

Reviews of Cape Cross Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

59 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Cape Cross Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Mar-2019, 5 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Cape Cross Lodge.
Brown Hyena

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Oryx

0% success

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The Keens
Connecticut

"Cape Cross Lodge"

1 night Arrived 30 Apr 2015
"A fine place to stay close to the huge seal colony. Not one of our favorites but no complaints either.

I'm guessing that since there are no other lodges in the area that feel like they don't have to be super attentive to their guests." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms A & Mr K
Denmark

"Cape Cross Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 15 Jan 2015
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs H
Worcs

"Cape Cross Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 28 Sep 2014
"Location was superb, an excellent break on our drive from Swakopmund along the Skeleton Coast." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mrs C & Mr R
Bristol

"Cape Cross Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 1 Aug 2014
"We spent one night here. Again staff were welcoming, room great (and very large!) with sea view.

The manager was very informative about the history of the area. We enjoyed the visit to the seal colony very much. On the way back to Swakopmund we also visited a wreck which we'd missed on the way out due to the fog." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Family H
Bedfordshire

"Cape Cross Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 11 Jul 2014
"An odd place. A Namibian winter possibly not the best time to stay, as there was no heating in the very large, very attractive rooms.

A fire was lit in the lounge/dining area which helped but the feeling was rather bleak.

However, it is the only place to stay if you wish to see the seals. And they were worth it." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Mr & Mrs T
Hampshire

"Cape Cross Lodge"

3 nights Arrived 12 Nov 2013
"Went to photograph the conflict between seals and jackals but no jackals at the colony although saw one at the lodge water point.

Staff friendly and helpful,one excellent evening meal" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs B
Hampshire

"Mysterious Cape Cross"

1 night Arrived 29 Sep 2013
"Disabled persons review: All areas of this lodge were easily accessible.

After walk along the beach, which was completely deserted, I turned round to look at the lodge through the coming mist, making it look very eerie (but in a good way!)

Lovely to wake to the noise of the crashing waves.

The seal sanctuary is worth a visit but take a peg for your nose." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 9n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs D
Chester

"Cape Cross Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 3 Jul 2013
"The staff were attentive and the food was good, we were able to walk to the seal colony." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Mr & Mrs J
Coventry

"Dramatic location"

1 night Arrived 17 Jun 2013
"Our hosts in Swakopmund advised us to delay our departure for Cape Cross until the afternoon since the wind had shifted to the east and there was a risk of sandstorms early in the day. But we made good time driving north on the salt road and arrived in time to visit the fur seal colony, have a pleasant walk along the deserted endless beach, and return to the lodge to watch the sun setting over the ocean.

Our ground floor room was big, with doors opening on to a small patio and the beach.The bathroom with shower was small but functional. With no heating in the room we expected it to be cold during the night, so left all the lights on while we went for dinner, which certainly took the chill off. With only four other guests staying overnight the large dining room was not exactly cosy, but the meal and smiling service made up for that. A set menu starter of beef carpaccio was followed by tasty butternut squash soup, a choice of sole on the bone or oryx steak, and pumpkin pie to finish. The oryx steak was tender enough to be cut with the fish knife used for the sole and the whole meal was probably the best of the holiday.

Staff were friendly and helpful, even allowing use of the PC at reception to access the internet." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr W & Mrs L
Belgium

"Great view&location"

1 night Arrived 26 Dec 2012
"Beautiful located and super view of the ocean from your room
Visit to the cape cross seal reserve is amazing
Very friendly staff!!" See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
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