Shipwreck Lodge

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Shipwreck Lodge on The Skeleton Coast is shrouded in mist starting at the Uqab River and stretching about 500 kilometres up the Atlantic Coast to the Kunene River.

The San Bushmen describe this land as ‘the Land God Made in Anger'. The beaches here are strewn with whale bones and the wrecks of many ships. The interior region is an uninhabited desert characterized by rolling, endless sand set around Shipwreck Lodge.

The lodge offers beautiful views of the surrounding desert and comfortable living on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia, Southern Africa. The lodge is situated in a beautiful location within the Skeleton Coast Central Concession Area, between the Hoarusib & Hoanib river.

Guests enjoy comfort and luxury in one of the harshest environments in Africa. This region is home to vulnerable wildlife habitat for many species including black rhino, elephant, black-faced impala and Hartmann’s mountain zebra.

Comfortable living is based with-in eight en-suite twin or double rooms and two ensuite family cabins, each of which is equipped with solar-powered electricity supply. The Shipwreck Lodge rooms provide a shower, toilet, and washbasin with the necessary guest amenities provided.

A bedside lamp, comfortable furniture, including a writing desk and a wood-burning stove and decorated with the influence of the Namibian desert is also available. A small coffee and tea station with a hot water flask will be delivered to your room by the staff designed for your convenience.

In this harsh environment of the Skeleton Coast, the desert-adapted elephant which digs deep beneath the sand for the last water drops can be encountered. Travellers also see giraffe, lion, and baboon, and sometimes even the brown hyena, but sightings are rare.

Thousands of plants and insects flourish in the sand which survives from the moisture of the cold fog that drifts inland from the ocean. Marine life includes the Cape fur seals which line the rocky shoreline in large colonies. Birdlife in this region is prolific, and one has the opportunity to encounter the Ruppell’s korhaan and Benguela long-billed larks.

Have a sundowner drive over the rolling dunes on an afternoon excursion by vehicle to the Oasis water point. Take the full day on the Hoarusib River outing. A 4x4 visit to the natural geological formation of the Clay castles, where the brown hyenas are regularly sighted. You may be lucky enough to see lions or possibly the desert-adapted elephant.

Have lunch on the beach overlooking the ocean. Visit the Möwe Bay seal colony, (named after The Mowe, a German ship which first sighted the Cape fur seals in 1884) and see how these creatures dart through the waves and enjoy the warmth of the Namibian sun on the rocks.


  • Ten rooms: 8 twins, two family tents
  • En-suite bathrooms with indoor showers.


  • Safari drives within the Skeleton Coast National Park
  • Sundowner drives to the dune fields
  • 4×4 excursions to the Clay Castles, the Hoanib River Delta and the Mowe Bay seal colony
  • Visits to the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Beverage Maker in Room
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • WIFI

Facilities Available at Shipwreck Lodge

  • Sun deck
  • Viewing deck

More Information on Shipwreck Lodge

FAQs about Shipwreck Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Shipwreck Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at Shipwreck Lodge?
The average per night rate at Shipwreck Lodge is N$14,740.00 to N$22,060.00.
Where about is Shipwreck Lodge located?
Shipwreck Lodge is located at the following location / address: Skeleton Coast.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

African Resident Shipwreck Rates

African Residents enjoy special rates when staying at Shipwreck Lodge!

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals & beverages
  • Guest laundry
  • Transfer between Mowe Bay and Shipwreck Lodge
  • Park entry permit
  • Daily activities & excursions

Excluded from the rate:

  • Premium brand drinks
  • Transfers between Shipwreck Lodge & Hoanib Valley Camp
  • Gratuities
  • Fully comprehensive personal travel insurance
  • Air and road transfer rates
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rates apply to African citizens or residents of an African state only
  • Certified proof of permanent residency/citizenship is required for confirmation of all reservations
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice
  • Valid until 9 January 2020
  • Subject to availability