The camp is designed to match the remarkable scenery of the Skeleton Coast, and each of the 10 rooms have been constructed to resemble the shipwrecks that line the beach. There are eight twin or double rooms, and two cabins can take extra beds for children, all ensuite (flush toilet, wash basin and shower) and solar-powered. Each room is constructed from timber and glass with beams and porthole features. There is also a wood burning stove which is a nice addition on the chilly evenings and mornings!
In the centre of camp, there is an innovatively-designed lounge and restaurant with a wide, wraparound deck and uninterrupted views across the sand all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
10 Glass and wood Rooms including 2 family rooms
Open throughout the year
Activities from Shipwreck Lodge are varied, including game drives to spot desert-adapted elephants, sundowner drives, 4×4 excursions, and shipwreck visits such as the famous Suiderkus.
Excursion to see the Clay Castles found along the Hoarusib River, features that have been carved out of the desert by flowing water.
The area contains irreplaceable and vulnerable wildlife habitat for species of the highest conservation importance, including elephant and the elusive brown hyena. Importantly, it also hosts the only other viable lion population in Namibia outside of Etosha National Park.
There are also thousands of plants and insects that flourish in the sand, surviving from the moisture of the cold fog that drifts inland from the ocean.
Birdlife is also prolific and you should most certainly pack your binos for Rüppell’s korhaans and Benguela long-billed larks. Further toward the coast, you should also be able to spot tractrac chats, as well as jaegers and skuas around the seal colonies.