Shipwreck Lodge is tucked away between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers in the Skeleton Coast National Park, guests can immerse themselves in the wild beauty of the desert with nothing to disturb the peace other than the local fauna that have adapted to survive in these harsh conditions. There are eight twin or double chalets and two family chalets with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. The cosy rooms have a writing desk, log-burning stove and warm blankets to tuck under in the cool desert night.
The main lodge and restaurant provide a lively hub for guests to come together at the end of a day’s exploration. Days out can include visits to the nearby seal colony in Mowe Bay passing some of the iconic shipwrecks that provided the inspiration behind the property’s architecture. Natural clay castles, towering dunes of the softest sand and ocean fishing are all there to be experienced.
And, of course, the sun setting and rising over the desert each day provides a spectacular show of a sky of colours that only Namibia can provide. This place is special and should be on the list for anyone looking to truly escape to a destination that is wild and rugged and unlike anywhere else on earth.