Shipwreck Lodge

Location: Skeleton Coast and Kaokoveld | Namibia

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Located on a rugged beach in the heart of Namibia’s foreboding Skeleton Coast, Shipwreck Lodge offers an experience unlike any other in Namibia. The remote beaches and towering dunes surrounding the lodge are home to a surprising abundance of wildlife whilst the lodge itself is a haven of tranquillity in a far-flung and raw corner of Namibia.
Perfect forExploring an otherwise inaccessible stretch of Namibia’s coastline.
In the knowDespite being famous for shipwrecks, the Skeleton Coast is actually named for the many whale skeletons that are found on its remote beaches.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Guiding
  • Lodge
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Shipwreck Lodge sits on the north-west coast of Namibia, better known as the Skeleton Coast, not far from the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Rooms at Shipwreck Lodge

There are 10 unique cabins, designed to resemble shipwrecks that look out across the beach to the Atlantic Ocean. They are comfortably furnished, with wood-burning stoves to help ward off the cold in the evenings.

Food & Drink

Despite the remote location the food here is exceptional, and you can watch the local wildlife from the deck while enjoying an evening sundowner. 


The main lodge has a wonderful view out across the beach and there is a warm and cosy feel to it, with a log burner which takes the chill off in the evenings, when cold winds and fog can come in from the Atlantic.

Activities at Shipwreck Lodge

Guests coming to Shipwreck Lodge are serious about exploring this incredibly wild and unspoilt area so the activities on offer mirror this. Game drives within the Skeleton Coast National Park are very popular, with some guests fortunate enough to see lions and hyenas on the beaches.

Trips to the distinctive rock formations the Clay Castles, Hoanib River Valley and Mowe Bay seal colony are a great way to spend time, as are drives to the Karimona and Suiderkus shipwrecks. Most days are rounded off by sundowner drinks in the dunes surrounding the lodge.

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Hotel location

Shipwreck Lodge can be reached via a plane flight from Windhoek, which takes approximately 2.5 hours, or you can drive from Swakopmund to Mowe Bay, where you can leave your car. From there, you can take a 2-hour escorted transfer to the lodge.

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