far south of the Skeleton Coast at Cape Cross Fur Seal colony in south-west Africa.
Note the jackal hunting for baby seal breakfast.
the south end of the Skeleton Coast and a couple of hours north of
Swakopmund is the Cape Cross seal colony, a seething, smelly, screeching,
barking, squabbling mass of between 100,000 and 200,000 seals. At
a distance looking like a writhing mass of giant slugs and up close
smelling like last week's dog vomit, the seals are, nevertheless socially
fascinating and worth a trip if you like to see wildlife up close
combination of cold Atlantic waters and hot Namib Desert make heavy
sea mist stretching up to a few kilometres inland in this area a common
event, especially mornings. Africa's Skeleton Coast generally does not
offer a lot of sights apart from this seal colony - it's just incredibly
bleak and sandy, with the occasional salt road to break the monotony.
is a costly, pleasant hotel very near the colony but a day trip from
Swakopmund is not too strenuous.
The bleak and blasted coast road from Cape Cross to Swakopmund.
Quiver trees in Skeleton Coast National Park.
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