Cape Cross Seal Colony Tour with Kallisto Tours

Hans-Dieter Göthje, the founder and owner of Kallisto Tours was born and bred in Swakopmund. He acquired an excellent knowledge of his home country in all respects. All tours are guided by himself. A guaranty for your best experience but with very limited availability.

Half Day Cape Cross Seal Colony Tour (5.0 h tour)
We travel along the coast in a northerly direction and visit some salt-pans where Flamingos can be seen. We continue along the coast and stop once more to take a closer look at a ship wreck.

We also inspect some lichen-fields next to the salt-road. Afterwards we proceed to the Cape Cross seal reserve. Here in 1486 a Portuguese explorer named Diego Cao, the first European to set foot in Namibia, erected a stone cross in honour of King Juan I of Portugal.

To-day there is a large colony of Cape Fur Seals which can be viewed at close quarters and is an experience of a lifetime. Since the introduction of legislation controlling the utilisation of seals in Namibia in 1922 the seal population at Cape Cross has increased to more than 250,000.

Our return journey to Swakopmund includes a short sightseeing tour of the small holiday resort Henties Bay. Henties Bay developed from a mere sprinkling of fisher huts into a very popular holiday resort within a few decades.

 • Pick-up from Swakopmund Plaza Hotel: 09h00 (included)
 • Price per adult:   N$ 1100
 • Price per child (up to 11 years): N$ 550

Conditions
Minimum participant for Cape Cross Seal Colony Tour: 2 persons

As most of our guests are staying only a few days in our wonderful town we strongly recommend to pre-book the activities with us. The availability of a few activities are sometimes very limited.