Continuing our search for the most interesting travel accommodation on the planet, take a look at these uniquely designed lodges built to resemble the crashed vessels that line the shore of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.

Experience a Remote Slice of African Wilderness at Shipwreck Lodge

There’s nowhere in Africa quite like the Skeleton Coast. Famed for the skeletal remains of shipwrecks caught by offshore rocks and fog, the area features never-ending sand dunes and wind-swept plains which meet the icy Atlantic sea. Located right in the middle of this remote slice of African wilderness is Shipwreck Lodge.

Built to resemble the beached vessels that line the shore, Shipwreck Lodge offers eight twin or double rooms, as well as two family tents, all en-suite and solar-powered apart from the wood burning stove. In the centre of camp, you’ll find an innovatively-designed lounge and restaurant with a wide, wraparound deck offering uninterrupted views across the sand.


The Skeleton Coast National Park is officially the least visited of all of Namibia’s parks. But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do. While you can relax at the resort’s swimming pool, you can go on game drives to see the desert-dwelling elephant, visit shipwrecks and also take 4×4 excursions to the Clay Castles, the Hoanib River Delta and the Mowe Bay seal colony.

A room at the Shipwreck Lodge is available to book now over at the Natural Selection Website, where prices start from £565.


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