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Cape Cross Seal Reserve Day Trip
Activities in Swakopmund

Cape Cross Seal Reserve Day Trip

  • English English
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Hotel pick up

Feel at one with nature on this fantastic day trip to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve from Swakopmund. The best way to see these animals in their natural habitat.

Cape Cross Seal Reserve Day Trip

We'll come at pick you up from your accommodation in Swakopmund at the agreed time, and then our day trip to the Cape Cross Seal Colony will get started.

As we make our journey north, we'll make a few stops to admire the wonderful Namibian scenery. We'll also make a stop at Henties Bay, in the Free Republic of Wlotzka’s Baken, a small holiday settlement with wooden bungalows and a wonderful sense of calm.

Afterwards, we'll continue our trip to our destination: Cape Cross. The name of this city is due to the stone cross placed by explorer Diego Cao, the first European to set foot on Namibia in 1486, in honour of King John I of Portugal. 

Once we get to Cape Cross, you'll be able to replenish your energy with a delicious lunch including typical Namibian dishes such as fat cookies, etitis, chicken and mopane worms. This is a real treat for your tastebuds!

After lunch, we'll head to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, where you'll be able to see the more than 200,000 animals that inhabit this area. You'll be able to walk over a wooden walkway to get a better look at these incredible creatures; in fact, you'll only be a couple of inches away from them!

You're sure to be impressed by the sheer number of seals. Did you know that this is one of the world's largest colonies of Cape fur seals? You'll be able to see them sleep, flight, play and even eat.

If you're lucky, and you take these trip in November or December, you might see seal pups, as this is when Cape fur seals tend to give birth.

We recommend that you take a scarf or shawl to cover your nose. Whilst seeing so many seals in one place is a truly amazing sight, the smell can be somewhat overwhelming.

Finally, the tour will come to an end and we'll return to Swakopmund, dropping you back at your hotel at around 5 pm.


Per person
Tour in English
US$ 146.10

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 146.10

More Information


5 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to the places visited.

Traditional lunch.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 20 days before (Swakopmund local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 148.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (4) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.