8. Cape Cross Seal Colony

Cape Cross is a small headland in the South Atlantic on the Skeleton Coast in western Namibia. It is 60 kilometres north of Hentiesbaai and 120 km north of Swakopmund on the west coast of Namibia.

The Cape Cross Seal Colony is a protected area owned by the government of Namibia. The reserve is the home of one of the largest colonies of Cape Fur Seals in the world. Cape Cross is one of two main sites in Namibia where seals are culled, partly for selling their hides and partly for protecting the fish stock.