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Shipwreck Lodge

Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia

Mango Opinion

This architecturally fabulous property is cozy and inviting. That is saying a lot considering its remote location in one of the most inhospitable places on earth. Shipwreck is special and makes a great respite during your explorations of the beautiful valleys and landscapes of Namibia.

The shipwreck-shaped chalets are nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the famous Skeleton Coast concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers in the Skeleton Coast National Park, there’s nowhere on the continent quite like the Skeleton Coast. It’s a raw, rugged and impossibly remote slice of African wilderness, where towering dunes and wind-swept plains roll as far as the eye can see, buffeted by the icy Atlantic seas.

Sleep in some of the most unique and dramatic accommodation on the continent - in a Shipwreck. The Shipwreck Lodge has taken that in stride, and created a resort designed to resemble the actual shipwrecks that line Namibia's Skeleton Coast. Each of the ten luxury chalets has en-suite facilities, a veranda, wood burning stove, tea and coffee station.

Skeleton Coast National Park was declared a nature reserve in 1971. The harshness of the desert and the beauty of these solitary landscapes filled with geological history create a tranquil setting. Game drive in search of desert-dwelling fauna; discover the enchanting desert flora (succulents and lichens); sit atop the dunes as the sun sinks below the horizon; spend the day beach-combing for whale bones and debris from centuries of shipwrecks; and marvel at the geologically-remarkable Clay Castles.