Cool Spaces: Shipwreck Lodge

WORDS Michaela Stehr

Forty-five kilometres from Möwe Bay, up Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, you’ll find the enchanting Shipwreck Lodge, inspired by the wrecks commonly associated with the area’s history.

The 10 chalets lie in between the Hoanib and Hoarusib rivers, scattered among the impressive Namibian dunes. These creative cabins have been designed by architect Nina Maritz, and boast breathtaking sea views. Each structure is made from pre-manufactured panels, which were assembled on site to minimise the construction’s carbon footprint.

There are eight twin/double chalets and two family cabins, all of which are equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, a personal deck and a wood-burning stove. In the lodge’s centre is a shared dining area and restaurant.

Things to do during your stay include visiting seal colonies, a beach lunch or dune hikes.

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