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Discover Namibia's raw and rugged Skeleton Coast, from a unique ‘shipwreck' cabin set amongst remote desert dunes.

Located 45 kilometres from Möwe Bay, between two winding rivers in Namibia's famous Skeleton Coast National Park, there is absolutely nowhere in the world quite like Shipwreck Lodge.

Created by an ambitious local architect, the Lodge comprises ten individual eco-cabins, all expertly and sustainably constructed to resemble the thousands of shipwrecks that have lined the beach over time.  

Set against the remote desert landscape, you'll be completely surrounded by strong, spectacular scenery that takes in gigantic dunes, rolling windswept plains and the Atlantic ocean waves.

Choose from one of eight twin or double cabins, or two family-sized cabins that come complete with extra beds for the kids.   Whichever one you decide on, you'll enjoy a wide wraparound deck that allows you to absorb those magnificent views in all their jaw-dropping glory.  All of the cabins are ensuite, and feature a warming woodburning stove - essential on chilly evenings.

The solar-powered cabins were specifically designed to be refuges that make guests feel at peace amongst the overwhelming desert landscape, yet with huge windows that frame it all like a living piece of art. Relax inside with a steaming mug of coffee, as you look out to sea and plan the day ahead.

Later on, retreat to the onsite lounge and restaurant for tasty meals, drinks and catch-ups with new friends, as you learn more about the fascinating history of the Skeleton Coast and its wildlife.

Meanwhile, enthralling activities are scheduled daily. Take a day-long excursion to the seal colony at Möwe Bay, and explore the remnants of real Skeleton Coast shipwrecks in the process.  

A day trip to the Huarusib River promises a wealth of natural delights, including the Clay Castles - a remarkable natural geological formation - along with possible sightings of hyenas, desert-adapted elephants and lions.

Enjoy a sunrise breakfast, before you head off to explore the dry river beds,  arrange a mouthwatering beach lunch (weather permitting!), go fishing off the Namibian Coast to your heart's content, or book your place on a captivating sundowner drive to the Roaring Dunes.  

This is a genuine once-in-a-lifetime break to experience nature in all of its most raw and distinctive forms. Once you've seen the sun setting over that dramatic horizon, you're certain to keep the awe-inspiring scene in your mind's eye forever.  

Things to note


The lodge is open year-round. Accommodation is booked as a package, with flights not included. 

Images ©: Denzel Bezuidenhout/Martin Harvey/Micheal Turek/Shawn van Eeden

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The basics

Region: Skeleton Coast, Kunene
Cost (from): £479 per night
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Bathrooms: 1 per cabin
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 943

Facilities

Cabins sleep 2, twin/double beds, ensuite bathrooms, indoor shower, hairdryers on request, day bed, wood burning stove, tea & coffee making facilities, complimentary laundry, all meals, local drinks & activities included, WiFi, battery charging facilities. Two cabins can sleep a family of 4 (extra beds added on request).

Local activities


Wildlife spotting, game drives, beach walks, sundowners, coastline fishing, excursions, shipwrecks, diving, sand dunes.

At a glance

  • Ten eco-friendly cabins and a restaurant with lounge, architect-designed to resemble shipwrecks on Namibia's Skeleton Coast, set 45 kilometres from Möwe Bay. Breathtaking views and wildlife sightings are guaranteed.
  • Speak with staff to arrange 4x4 transfers from Ondangwa Airport or the Möwe Bay Airstrip.
  • There are eight twin or double cabins, and two family-sized cabins. All accommodation is ensuite, solar-powered and equipped with woodburning stoves and an expansive outdoor deck.
  • Daily excursions are available (weather permitting), including day trips to the seal colony at Möwe Bay, visits to the Clay Gardens, and sundowner drives.
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