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Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge

Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge

19°4’8.8"S 12°34’59.0"E

Shipwreck Lodge: Information from the owner

General information

No. of rooms

About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Shipwreck Lodge, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
26 Jul 2019

The lodge is located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers in the Skeleton Coast Park, only 45 km north of Möwe Bay. The lodge is situated on the southern bank of the Huarusib River Mouth. 

Parking and Pick-up point

Vehicles of self-drive guests are parked under cover at the pickup point situated at Möwe Bay.  Fly-In guests will also be picked up at Möwe Bay.  You will then be transferred the 45km north to the Shipwreck Lodge in a closed game drive vehicle.

Möwe Bay  GPS co-ordinates: 19°03’52,3” S & 12°35’03,4” E 

Lodge emergency contact number: +264 (0)81 260 0830.

Pick-up times

The Pickup times from Möwe Bay to the Lodge will be at:

11:00 OR 15:00

Departure times from Shipwreck Lodge to Möwe Bay will be at:


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Facilities at Shipwreck Lodge

Property facilities
Bar, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Restaurant
Room facilities
En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Fishing, Quad Biking, Walks (Guided)

Room types at Shipwreck Lodge

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Family room

Each room has a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities.
Each room also has a writing desk, bedside lamp and a wood burning stove.

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Twin/Double room

Each room has a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities.
Each room also has a writing desk, bedside lamp and a wood burning stove.

Activities at Shipwreck Lodge

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Full day Huarusib River excursion

A 4x4 trip to the Clay castles, a natural geological
formation, where brown hyenas are often encountered. Fortunate clients could possibly see
the desert adapted elephants and lions.

Start at 7h30
Duration: 5 to 6 hours (comes with option of beach lunch or lunch at lodge) at 13h00.
Beach lunch until 15h00
Maximum 7 Pax per car.

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Beach Lunch weather permitting

A wonderful lunch wets the appetite of the nature lover who has the senses rushed by the crisp air of the sea breeze, the ebb and flow of the ocean.

Start at 12h00 until 15h00
Maximum: 20 guests

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Day excursions to Möwe Bay seal Colony

There are day excursions by vehicle to the Möwe Bay seal colony. Guests will be shown the remnants of
 the Suiderkus Shipwreck, along the beach past the remains of the Karimona shipwreck,
abandoned Westies diamond mine, remains of the Ventura Bomber, to the beautiful natural wind shelter created by
the reeds at the Flamingo pools.

Duration 2:30 hours
This activity is (usually) done on the first day when our guests are on their way to the lodge
Or when they check out.
For the stay-over guests: Depart from the lodge either by 9:00 or 10:00 depending on the weather. Return to camp by 13h00 for lunch at the lodge.
Maximum 7 pax per car.

Dune boarding

For the more adventurous at heart, join us for dune boarding.
This is done by lying down on a polished board while you slide down the dune headfirst. Speeds of up to 80km/h can be reached.

Weather permitting
Morning: 10:00 to 12h00
Afternoon: 16h00 to 18h00
Duration: 2 hours.

Fishing (Permit and weather permitting)

Fishing permit included.

Weather permitting.

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Quad bike Tours

Join one of our guides on a scenic drive over the roaring dunes to the valley. The excursion will only be conducted in the morning due to wind and weather conditions and last approx 1 hour.

Depending on the weather: start at 10:00 to 12h00.
Maximum 2 hours
Afternoon from 16h00 to 18h00
7 pax maximum

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Sundowner drive to the roaring dunes

This is an afternoon excursion by vehicle to the Oasis water point, which is complimented by the smoothly sculptured roaring dunes of the concession area to conclude the “must do” sundowner.

Starts at 17h30 or 18h00 depending on weather
Duration: 1hour or 1h30 minutes
7 Pax maximum per car.

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