Shipwreck Lodge

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Namibia’s remote Skeleton Coast is an otherworldly piece of African hinterland, a mysterious place where the enormous dunes of the planet’s oldest desert meet the roaring Atlantic Ocean to form one of the most dramatic coast lines in the world. Shipwreck is the only lodge situated in the hauntingly picturesque Skeleton Coast National Park, named after the old wrecks that litter this stretch of Africa.

Here you can go on game drives and track the specialists of the Namib: desert-dwelling elephants, giraffe, baboon, and the elusive desert-adapted lion and brown hyena. Marvel at the rich birdlife of the Skeleton Coast, which is home to nearly 250 species like Rüppell’s korhaan, Benguela long-billed lark, tractrac chat, jaeger and skua. Take a walk across a lunar-like landscape to discover fascinating succulents and lichens, and the oldest (and strangest!) desert plant on Earth, the Welwitschia.

Evoke your inner archaeologist while you discover bleached whale bones and the debris from centuries-old sea vessels that fell victim to the coastline’s shifting sandbanks, dense fog and perilous currents. Interact with the Himba, a nomadic tribe known for crushing ochre rocks and applying the reddish-brown powder to their skin with butter.

This off-the-beaten-track lodge is situated in one of Africa’s most riveting locations, and perhaps one of the most peculiar places on Earth. Breath-taking vistas of desert, ocean and sky – as far as the eye can see.


  • The only lodge situated in the soul-stirring Skeleton Coast National Park
  • 4x4 excursions to interior dunes of the Namib Desert and Hoanib River Delta
  • Track desert-dwelling elephants, and the elusive desert-adapted lion and brown hyena
  • Rich birdlife - nearly 250 species
  • Flights over the coastline, spotting whale bones and dramatic shipwrecks
  • Interact with the local Himba people
  • Discover the area's mysterious past during visits to the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks


  • 4x4 Drives
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Sundowners


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The uniquely designed cabins are solar powered, nevertheless providing guests with Wi-Fi and charging stations. Designed to offer breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, and featuring wood-burning stoves for those crisp evenings. Bathrooms are en suite and equipped with indoor showers.


Designed to resemble the perplexing shipwrecks that scatter the Skeleton Coast, this lodge’s innovative cabins are solar powered and equipped with Wi-Fi and charging facilities. The uniquely designed main lounge and restaurant with wrap-around deck boast uninterrupted views of the tempestuous Atlantic Ocean.

Shipwreck’s swimming pool is a welcome respite after exploring the desert and Hoanib River Delta. Each cabin is equipped with a wood-burning stove to keep you warm during the cool coastal nights.


Delicious and wholesome meals are prepared by the lodge’s professional chefs, and served in the restaurant or on the spacious outdoor deck.

General facilities

  • Restaurant


  • En-suite bathroom
  • Solar power


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2018-06-01 — 2018-07-31Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $725
2018-08-01 — 2018-11-15Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,020
2018-11-16 — 2018-12-19Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $850
2018-12-20 — 2019-01-06Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $1,020
2019-01-07 — 2019-06-30Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $850

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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