Despite the name, the Skeleton Coast is teeming with wildlife. Desert-adapted elephants dig deep into the sand to find water, and giraffe, lion, and baboon, and even the rare brown hyena, use the wells they leave behind. The sands are also home to thousands of types of plants and insects. In the Atlantic, marine life is abundant, and Cape fur seals call the rocky shoreline home. You’ll also find plenty variety of birdlife.
The landscape is also beyond belief. San Bushmen describe the area as “the Land God Made in Anger.” From the shipwrecks and whale bones on the coast, to the rolling sand dunes of the interior, the area is mysterious and magical, and your imagination will run as wild as the land itself.