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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Skeleton Coast, Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia
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Cape Cross Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, BC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge is in a very remote area along the Skeleton Coast and about 2 hours drive from Swakopmund. There's a campsite on one end and a few luxury homes on the other. Rather an odd combination in the middle of nowhere. Older woman at the front desk made me feel like I was an intrusion when asking for a... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most isolated and lonely places I have ever stayed. On a surf trip with my husband, we stayed here on two occasions, both in the Lodge and in the adjacent campsite. The general area is quite inhospitable but the Lodge makes up for that by having wonderful, welcoming, helpful staff, lovely open fires and pretty... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Loved our stay at Cape Cross Lodge! The front desk staff was very welcoming and helpful, marking our map for points of interest within the Skeleton Coast park. Dinner was very good (though the whipped cream on the dessert had gone off). The room with balcony overlooking the surf was wonderful. Loved walking the beach at sunset.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We blew into Cape Cross Lodge at 7:00pm and were out again at 7:45 the next morning, but I needed laundry done and they did it for me. The maid Acacia stayed late to get in into the wash and dryer. Thank you a million. Ready and packed up for us to carry out the next morning. Dinner was great.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Cape Cross is superbly located right on the beach and it is wonderful to step straight out of the room and walk for miles on a deserted beach. The new building is smart, clean and simply but comfortably furnished but just doesn't have the charm and atmosphere of the previous rooms that are now the staff quarters. The sense of... More

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Dublin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

There is nothing in Cape Cross except the seal colony and the Lodge. Somebody put a lot of money into building this great hotel, with its great wide open spaces, fireplaces and bar, but forgot about the food. Fabulous menu with lovely French words, but what was served up was worse than you would get at any roadside café anywhere... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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210 reviews 210 reviews
70 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The lodge has nice interiors but doesn't look that impressive from out. The location is good, but nothing spectacular. We dropped in for lunch after visiting the Cape fur seal colony nearby. Service was good and the food pretty good too. Reasonable pricing.

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Knowle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Isolated hotel on the edge of the Skeleton Coast with wonderful sea views. Only a couple of hours away from Swakopmund so less motoring if you are travelling around Namibia and visit this town. Large rooms with comfortable beds but the shower room was very "tired" looking and needed up dating. Lovely welcome from all the staff and very good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It's not only the best place in town, it's the only place in town, and there is no town. Nadine, the property's director, is warm and thoughtful, and being relatively new in the role, she's making her mark on the place. The location is outstanding--alone on a piece of land jutting out into the sea and next to the fascinating... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

What a stunning location for a lodge. We had a room at the end of a row, so had a dual aspect towards the Atlantic. The room was beautiful, with a vaulted ceiling, in muted blues and greys, a really relaxing decor. We spent the afternoon walking the shore and then settled down comfortably with drinks and wonderful cake. The... More

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Additional Information about Cape Cross Lodge

Address: Skeleton Coast, Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Skeleton Coast Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cape Cross Lodge 3.5*
Also Known As:
Cape Cross Lodge Namibia/Skeleton Coast Park

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