North of Swakopmund : Henties Bay, Cape Cross
A road leads directly along the beach to Henties Bay, and then to Cape Cross to the mouth of the Ugab River. This is where the Skeleton Coast National Park begins
Henties Bay is a fishing paradise and is fully dedicated to fishing tourism.
Cape Cross is a popular tourist destination, especially because of the nearby seal colony. At times, more than 100,000 dwarf fur seals, also called “eared seals”, gather here . You can get quite close to the animals via a wooden footbridge. The rather unpleasant stench is not for people with sensitive stomachs.
Cape Cross is part of the Dorob National Park, which was proclaimed in 2010. In the language of the Damara, Dorob means “water that sinks in the sand”.
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