Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast -

Shipwreck Lodge, Skeleton Coast

Ten guest rooms are available here – eight standards and two for families. Inspired by the shipwrecks lining Skeleton Coast, this is absolutely stunning accommodation! Each unit is constructed from wood and glass, featuring details such as beams and portholes. Appropriately, there’s a deck, set with chairs and a small table. A timber-framed glass door leads into the room, which in the case of a standard includes a double bed or twin beds with lighting over, bedside tables, a seating area, and a tea-and-coffee station. The en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, washbasin, and shower. Each family room benefits from all these amenities, in addition to sleeping space for a maximum of two children. And all rooms boast a wood-burning stove, perfect for keeping cozy!

The design of the communal structure at Shipwreck Lodge also owes much to the property’s surroundings. Another timber-and-glass build, it too has a deck where guests can relax and admire the spectacular scenery! Inside, there’s a lavish lounge, featuring armchairs, sofas, and even a swing seat, all with sumptuous throws. A wood-burning stove adds to the warmth of this space, while a sand-colored floor and a classic explorer’s chest continue the national park theme. In the lodge’s dining area, chic wooden separate tables and chairs beneath elegant lighting provide the setting for delicious meals. The adjacent bar is well stocked, and the chunkiness of its fittings lends an attractive ship’s cabin feel! Outside, there’s a swimming pool.

Activities on offer during your two days here include game drives, sundowner drives, 4×4 excursions, and shipwreck visits – a great range of things to do.  Game drives take place within the national park, and among the rolling dunes you can look out for species such as desert-adapted lion, black rhino, elephant, brown hyena, baboon, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, and black-faced impala. Towards the ocean, there are large colonies of beautiful Cape fur seals! Keen birders enjoy spotting skuas and jaegers here, with Rüppell’s bustard and Benguela long-billed larks sometimes appearing farther inland.