Shipwreck Lodge


For something rather out of the ordinary, spend time at Shipwreck Lodge on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia; a boutique retreat emulating the famous shipwrecks strewn across the desert sands, but with a much more luxurious edge!

Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

At Namibia’s Shipwreck Lodge, you’ll find yourself marooned on the evocative sands of the Skeleton Coast, overlooking the ever-imposing Atlantic Ocean in this most untamed of landscapes. The lodge takes its inspiration from the many shipwrecks that have been spat out by the wild ocean over the years, paying homage to the region with 11 standalone cabins that have been designed to resemble those doomed boats. They are built from sand-hued wood and glass, each shaped just like a small vessel with added features to imitate shipwrecks – think wooden ribs sticking up towards the sky and a lopsided look as though they are stuck in the sand.

But this Skeleton Coast lodge is far from wrecked. Ten of the cabins are accommodations with their own en suites, plush beds, hot running water and chic Scandi style throughout. They even have tea and coffee making facilities, daybeds, windows framing the coast, and wood-burning stoves, encouraging you to while away each evening and the following morning in cosy beachfront bliss. However, Shipwreck Lodge isn’t merely a cool design hotel; it’s also a fantastic base for game drives in the Skeleton Coast National Park, with impressive wildlife dwelling here: Elephants, Lions, Zebras and Black Rhinos, to name a few. Aside from animal safaris, guests can go sandboarding and quad biking; tour some of the shipwrecks, or just wander along the beach with a drink in-hand.

The 11th cabin is Shipwreck Lodge’s hub, comprising a restaurant, lounge and terrace with sweeping views of the dunes and sea. This is where all your full-board meals and drinks are served, a space filled with luxe armchairs, throws and chessboards; plus a wood-burning stove thrown in for good measure!

The ten cabins at this boutique Namibia lodge are unusual boltholes indeed, mimicking the old boats washed up on the sand that Skeleton Coast is renowned for. They are crafted from light wood – emanating a Scandi-chic look – and are equipped with comfy beds topped with faux-fur throws, daybeds positioned next to the windows (so you can sit with a book in-hand while gazing out over the desolate sands), tea and coffee making facilities, and doors opening out right onto the beach and furnished private decks too. Wood-burning stoves make you want to lock yourselves away and cosy up come evening, while solar power provides heating for the water – the bathroom has a shower, flushing toilet and two brass sinks. Hairdryers are available on request.

Double Room

Double Room

These standard rooms come with a choice of double or twin beds, plus en suite bathrooms and wood-burning stoves.
Family Room

Family Room

As well as featuring en suite bathrooms, wood-burning stoves and double or twin beds, these larger rooms can accommodate families with up to two kids.

The wonderful experience of staying at Shipwreck Lodge is all about utter seclusion and immersion in nature, so don’t expect many five-star facilities here! There are plenty of 4WD vehicles for game drives, delicious cuisine and local drinks included in the package price, and a wonderful lounge with a terrace for moments spent relaxing and getting to know the other guests. Additionally, Shipwreck Lodge provides a complimentary laundry service for your convenience and there’s a Wi-Fi connection here too.

Shipwreck Restaurant and Lounge

Shipwreck Restaurant and Lounge

The minimalist design extends to the Shipwreck’s restaurant, bedecked in blonde wood, wraparound windows, and chairs adorned in hues of navy, grey and white (there’s a distinct maritime theme here). All food is included as part of the Shipwreck Lounge full-board package, and between meals you can drift over to the inviting lounge and terrace for drinks with a sublime ocean view.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The Skeleton Coast National Park is an incredible destination to discover, and Shipwreck Lodge seeks to immerse its guests in the many surrounding wonders here. On game drives, you’ll have the chance to witness Lions, Black Rhinos, Hyenas, Zebras, Elephants, Baboons and Impalas too, as the Shipwreck team cover all the best spots around by 4WD. Look out for fascinating birdlife too, and out to sea where Cape Fur Seals thrive. There are then quad biking expeditions, sand boarding adventures, tours of nearby shipwrecks such as the Suiderkus and Karimona, trips to the Clay Castles, the Hoanib River Delta and the Mowe Bay Seal colony, and relaxing beach walks with sundowners as the day draws to a close.

Namibia travel information

  • Time zone: +1 or +2 GMT
  • Flight time: 13 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France
  • Currency: Namibian Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15%
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a high risk of malaria throughout the year in the Caprivi Strip, Kavango and Kunene river regions. There is a very low risk of malaria in the rest of Namibia. There is no risk of yellow fever in Namibia, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Population: 2,645,805
  • National languages: English, Afrikaans, German, Oshiwambo, Herero, and several other indigenous languages
  • Electricity and plugs: Type D and M, 220V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You don't need a visa for Namibia if you have a British passport - for a maximum of 90 days

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