Cape Cross seal colony
July 17, 2008 by Luka
Cape Cross seal colony is situated on the Atlantic coast of Namibia. It is around one hour and a half drive from Swakopmund. If you are arriving from Damaraland it is worth to turn north first to Cape Cross to visit the colony and then back to Swakop. This is how I visited it.
Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) are actualy not real seals. They are species of sea lions. In Slovenian we call them sea bears (morski medvedi) – what a confusion – lions, bears, seals maybe?!? The fact that the Cape cross is their breeding area makes it even more interesting. There is a lot of puppies like the one on the photo below.
The visit to the colony was lovely experience. I enjoyed every minute of it although the smell is repulsive. But after a while I forgot about it and just enjoyed the company of these lovely animals. Recommended!