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Cape Cross Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Skeleton Coast, Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia
Cape Cross Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice stay at Cape Cross and got to see the seals which had just given birth. We camped and enjoyed a well sheltered sleep. Also enjoyed their warm and cosy living room with a fire, a view of the sea, some great sea food and a nice bar. There was an optional breakfast (very big, good looking,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night at that hotel as a stop over on our way to Etosha Park and to observe the seal colony nearby. The hotel reminded me a lot of those in the Netherlands. It is located on the beach. The sea was very rough because of a storm that had struck the coast the day before. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed for one night as part of a multi-stop trip across Namibia, and found the hotel to be far better than the others in the area within this budget range. The manager, who I believe is called Nadine, really puts this place on the map. Her greeting on arrival was very genuine and appreciated after a long drive. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is our third visit to the lodge and it really is an amazing place. Although it is a bit dated now and needs lots of upgrading, considering that it resides on a seriously harsh stretch of coastline, constant maintenance is a must. Problems with freshwater in the bathrooms was a problem we had this time, but rooms are good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We booked a night here as an en-route overnight stop and were not expecting anything other than fairly basic overnight accommodation. We were, however, very pleasantly surprised by our experience here. Our room was large, although maybe a little dated and, as we had a ground floor room, we had our own patio area directly on to the beach. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We only stayed one night, but should have been longer. Amazing location, great food and nice rooms. The seal colony is a ten minute drive away. Fantastic spot to visit, but brutal-the seals are not "managed" by rangers so you'll see dead bodies and babies dying in front of you. A reminder of the savagery of nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a New Year's Eve! The hotel was fine, but the setting is amazing and right next door to the seal colony - an experience not to be missed. Service is great. Rooms were fine but with wonderful views of the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This lodge is beautifully located right on the beach and a short drive from the seal colony. The rooms were a bit dated but the lodge itself was very nice. The reception lady was pleasant. There were two downsides, though. Reception told us there was wi fi available. It never worked - even when we sat exactly where we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I recently visited the lodge at Cape Cross. The reception and dining staff are remarkably friendly and provide very good service. The food and facilities were among some of the best in our trip to Namibia. For American tastes, the facilities and service were truly something to remember. Our room had a door directly accessing the beach... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were really looking forward to our stay at Cape Cross Lodge, said to be one of only two places offering accommodation on the Skeleton Coast. Upon arrival the first thing that strikes one is that its not as remote as its made out to be, there's a large camping site next door and some private units next door. The... More 

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