The Coast

Seal colony Cape Cross

Cape Cross

Cross The Portuguese Diego Cao 1486 set up at this place the first cross.

The reservation has 6.000 ha and was took under protection in 1969.

Cross stone

At Cape Cross there live between 80.000 and 100.000 seals.

Seal colony Once a year ca. 5.000 were killed, because they are rivals to the fischermen.
Seal with little seal In the area there is a museum where they show something about the former whaling and about the extraordinary vegetation of this coastel strip. Seal with little seal
Coast Tourist recreation area Swakopmund home To the North