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Cape Cross

Cape Cross takes its name from the cross here erected by Diego Cao in 1485, but nowadays is well-know for its vast colony of Cape Fur Seals.
The colony is rich of more than 100.000 seals all over the year, but bull seals are here only in breeding period (october); the pups are born in november-december.
There is a short walk from the car park to the wooden path from which you may admire and photograph thousands of seals on the beach and in the ocean.
We had read everywhere about terrible smelling of the colony, but in a cold and windy afternoon we had not any problem.The flat and low light was the only real difficulty to take good photos.
Cape Cross is easily reachable by a straight salt road from the town of Swakopmund.
a grey sky over a grey sea the colony of Cape fur seals thousands of seals on the beach
and in the ocean sleeping feeding young
squabbling the salt road to cape cross odd store of salt crystals
goods on offer you may choose the better store