Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, in a land of bare mountains, gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. Both the eight large en-suite tents (including one family unit) with shaded outdoor lounges and the main area and swimming pool look out over rugged scenery: a wide valley that slopes down to the almost-always dry Hoanib River. Explorations of this isolated yet diverse area take place via game drives along the riverbed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted wildlife can be found: elephant, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok, with glimpses of lion and brown hyaena. The Skeleton Coast with its desolate rocky coastline, noisy colonies of Cape fur seals and remains of shipwrecks is accessed either by a fascinating drive or scenic flight, depending on the weather. The camp is fully solar powered and a joint venture with the neighbouring Conservancies of Anabeb, Torra and Sesfontein. Dry riverbed yields good desert-adapted game: from elephant to occasional lion and brown hyaena. Access to Skeleton Coast with its huge Cape fur seal colony and shipwreck remains. Guests can meet researchers when they are at the Research Centre


Standard Tent(s)

7 x twin-bedded units with two three quarter beds, en-suite bathroom and shaded deck.

Family Tent(s)

1 x family unit consisting of 2 rooms, each with their own bathroom. Main bedroom has two three quarter beds which can be converted into king-size bed on request; 2nd bedroom with two three quarter beds.



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The Hoanib River - lifeblood of the Kaokoveld

In the first in a series of evocative videos, we’d like to share just some of the amazing wildlife sightings and scenic splendours of this exciting wilderness area.

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The Skeleton Coast

The remote and desolate Skeleton Coast and its endless sands seem to be lifeless, yet life there is, from hardy gemsbok to Cape fur seals in their thousands surfing the nutrient-rich waters of the Atlantic. The lonely remnants of shipwrecks evoke the human history of this spectacularly stark coastline.

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Desert Oases - Secret Jewels of the Namib

One of the ways in which life is able to survive in this almost waterless land is the subterranean flow of the Hoanib River that filters through the dunes to create an unexpected splash of blue and green amidst the golden sands. Guests of Hoanib Skeleton Coast will have exclusive access to Klein Oase and Auses Springs to view these magnets for wildlife.

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Wildlife of Hoanib and the Skeleton Coast

Whether inland along the dry riverbeds, or on the desolate shoreline of the Skeleton Coast, wildlife great and small has adapted superbly to the surrounds. Desert-adapted elephant and giraffe take advantage of the few trees, while gemsbok are the consummate desert survivors.

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