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About Cape Cross Seal Colony

Cape Cross Seal Colony is situated in Namibia. Cape Cross Seal Colony budget travel is ideal for animal and nature lovers.

Airports

Cape Cross Seal Colony airports include:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek Airport

Birdlife

Cape Cross Seal Colony birds include Cape Cormorants, Blacknecked Grebes, Greater Flamingos and Lesser Flamingos, Chestnutbanded Plovers, Curlew Sandpipers, Little Stints, Kelp Gulls, Hartlaub's Gulls, Swift Terns and Damara Terns.

Conservation

Cape Cross Seal Colony conservation is a delicate issue. There is a constant battle between seals and fishermen, who claim that the seals steal their stock, and culling is done annually by the government to control seal numbers.

Malaria

Cape Cross Seal Colony malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication is not needed to visit the Cape Cross Seal Colony
•Malaria medication includes Larium, Malarone, or doxycycline
•If you are coming from a malaria zone be sure to continue the course as prescribed
•Follow basic guidelines such as using mosquito repellent and mosquito netting
•Speak to your doctor about malaria medication you will need

Money

Cape Cross Seal Colony money and banking information includes:
•ATMs can be found in Windhoek
•US Dollars and South African Rands are often accepted at major retailers
•Credit cards are accepted to some degree
•Travelers cheques can be exchanged at banks, airports or hotels
•Banking hours are Monday to Friday 09h00-15h30 and Saturday 09h00-11h00

Plants

While the rocks housing the seals is barren of vegetation, Cape Cross Seal Colony plant life surrounding the area includes fascinating lichen fields, unique desert flora and a number of ancient two thousand year old Welwitschia plants.

Safety Tips


•Keep a respectful distance and do not approach the seals, they can be aggressive
•There is almost no crime in the Cape Cross area
•Just to be on the safe side, keep valuables secure and out of sight
•Do not ever attempt to swim in this area, the currents are very strong, and the coastline is rocky and dangerous
•If you are bitten by a seal, immediately disinfect the area and if the skin is broken seek medical help, a tetanus shot will be required

Travel Books

Cape Cross Seal Colony recommended travel books include:
•Insight Guide Namibia by Melissa De Villers and Lesley Gordon
•Lonely Planet Namibia by Deanna Swaney
•Namibia Travel Pack by Globetrotter
•Cape Cross: Past and Present by P. Bridgeford and Marialena Van Tonder

Wildlife

Cape Cross Seal Colony wildlife includes the thousands of Cape Fur Seals which the area is famous for, as well as other species such as jackals and brown hyenas who prey on the seals.

 

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