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Shipwreck Lodge
Skeleton Coast

Immersed within the atmospheric sand dunes along Namibia’s notorious Skeleton Coast, Shipwreck Lodge aims to cast its guests adrift – and this it does, to great effect.

With just 10 futuristic ‘cabins’ for guestrooms, this exclusive property makes you feel as though you are almost on another planet, while staying in complete comfort. Arguably best described as luxurious suites, the 'cabins' lie scattered around in a spacious manner and have been masterfully-designed by Namibian architect Nina Maritz to mirror the local region's iconic shipwrecks. We love that these special structures blend beautifully into the raw and rugged surroundings with their natural wooden walls and neutral-toned interiors.

Uninterrupted views across the dramatic sandscape to the Atlantic Ocean beyond can be seen through an array of cutting-edge design features throughout the property. From off-kilter, floor-to-ceiling windows to scenic wraparound decks, these all blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors and add to the otherworldly effect of the lodge.

You are bound to have an enthralling stay here: from breakfasts watching the morning breeze blow away the paw prints left by nocturnal animals on the dunes outside, to 4x4 excursions following the Hoarusib River and exploring the Seal colony of Mowe Bay - not to mention spotting brown hyenas in Namibia’s natural geological Clay Castles. Another highlight you're sure to enjoy is witnessing desert-adapted elephants, and even giraffes, wander the arid land as they hunt for water. Also, the sundowners here are genuinely breath-taking. Once the evening temperature drops, venture back to the lodge to cosy up to the woodburning stoves, before indulging in a hearty, locally-sourced dinner in the generously sized dining room.

If you after an extraordinary experience, then look no further than Shipwreck Lodge: we guarantee that you've never seen anything like this before. Surrounded by mystical landscapes and utter silence, save for the whistling wind or the roaring waves that lap the dramatic coastline, this secluded spot is just captivating. We believe this lodge is a great choice for all types of travellers, as it makes for an ideal place to stay for couples looking for a romantic getaway, families after a memorable holiday, as well as solo travellers seeking adventure.

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