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Cape Cross, Hentiesbaai

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
See a huge colony of seals at Cape Cross, a headland protruding into the South Atlantic. Home to some 100,000 seals, the headland serves as one of the world’s largest breeding grounds for Cape fur seals, who feed on the abundance of fish in the cold Benguela Current. Observe mammals basking in the sun and hopping around the rock-studded beach, but remember to bring a handkerchief or a bandana to protect your nose against the powerful smells. See a replica of a cross erected in 1485 by Portuguese navigator Diego Cao, the first European to set foot on Namibian soil. A visit to Cape Cross represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hentiesbaai trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Very dirty, the dead seal decaying on the main path many months, no one can remove it, shame! They do nothing, but take a lot of money: $150 per person and $50 for the car! The sign at the entrance...  more »
  • Cape cross is located roughly 58 km from Hentiesbaai. Cape Cross has both historic and biological significance and is a popular tourist attraction. The Portuguese navigator, Diego Cão, landed here...  more »

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