Uniquely designed around the enigmatic shipwrecks that line Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, there’s nowhere on the continent quite like Shipwreck Lodge. Uniquely location on the Skeleton Coast, 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.
But there’s much more to the area than simple isolation. Stay at Shipwreck Lodge and 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.
The Skeleton Coast, in many ways, is an untouched landscape, and sustainability was a key consideration in the design and build of Shipwreck Lodge. The lodge, itself, was was constructed with the notion that it could be removed without a trace.
Guest areas are made from sustainably sourced timber, allowing it to be easily dismantled, whilst service areas are made from modified shipping containers that can relocated as needed. Energy-efficient insulation was sourced from recycled plastic water bottles, and the lodge’s electricity needs are met by solar and wind generation. A bio-diesel generator is available for emergency back-up.
Shipwreck lodge prides itself on having a light footprint and being a place where guests can engage in new conservation insights in this harsh widlife environment. While on game drives, expect to watch lions stalk cape fur seals down the beach (the Skeleton Coast is home to one of two viable lion populations in Namibia), encounter desert-adapted Angolan giraffes, and Hartmann’s mountain zebra.