Cape Cross Seal Reserve
About the area
Thousands of perpetually moving bodies make the Cape Cross Seal Reserve one of the largest Cape fur seal colonies along the southern African coast. Visitors to the reserve can expect to be overwhelmed by the sensory overload of so many writhing seals in one place, not to mention their pungent scent. The reserve is named after the stone cross erected on the site by Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão in 1486 and was created to offer protection to the since fully-recovered seal population.