By Mark McConville
YOU CAN now experience your very own shipwreck by staying in this themed hotel for around £470 per person per night.
Stunning pictures show the individual lodges from above dotted across the white sand, illuminated at night against a clear blue sky and the real-life ship wrecks along the nearby coast.
Other incredible images show the luxurious interior of the lodges with a surprisingly spacious bedroom with large windows to enjoy the spectacular view, the main reception area and the dining room.
Shipwreck Lodge is located in the famous Skeleton Coast Central Concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib Rivers in the Skeleton Coast Park in Namibia.
A double room per person sharing works out at roughly £470 per night while a single room is around £543 per night.
Historically, Namibia’s skeleton coast — where the south Atlantic Ocean meets the African continent — has claimed a great number of ships, the rusted remains of which can still be seen today.
In more recent times, the region has become a thriving tourist destination offering activities such as dune trekking and sunset drives beneath the clear night skies.
“Our exclusive clients can look forward to appreciating the harsh beauty of the desert, solitary landscapes with plenty of geological history,” said a hotel spokesperson.
“The desert adapted animals and the ocean shore can be viewed from the comfortable deck of the restaurant area.
“The lodge is situated on the southern bank of the Hoarusib River Mouth, nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current pushes a refreshing breeze over the shipwreck shaped cabins. The size of the concession area is approximately 146,600 hectares situated in North Western Namibia.
“The lodge offers eight twins/doubles and two family cabins, all en-suite and solar-powered. Each room has a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with the necessary guest amenities, including a writing desk, bedside lamp and a wood burning stove.
“A small coffee and tea station with hot water flask (delivered to your room by our staff) are included for your convenience.”
There is plenty to see and do around the lodge including day excursions to Mowe Bay seal colony where guests will be shown the remnants of the Suiderkus Shipwreck, along the beach past the remains of the Karimona shipwreck, abandoned Westies diamond mine, remains of the Ventura Bomber, to the beautiful natural wind shelter created by the reeds at the Flamingo pools.
Other activities include a Sundowner driver to the roaring dunes, a full-day Hoarusib River excursion and a beach lunch or fishing, which are both dependent on weather.
For more information see http://shipwrecklodge.com.na/