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Cape Cross

Cape Cross

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Description

En 1486, l'explorateur portugais Diego Cao, premier européen à fouler le sol de la Namibie, dresse une croix en hommage au roi Jean 1er du Portugal. D'où le nom de Cap Cross.

Aujourd'hui,  Cap Cross est réputée pour sa colonie d'otaries à fourrure. Leur nombre fluctue de 80 000 à 100 000 individus en fonction de la saison.

L'importante colonie du Cap Cross profite pleinement des riches apports en poisson du courant froid de Benguela.
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Sites around Cape Cross
Flying distances - Direct line

Swakopmund Lighthouse

62nm
149°
Swakopmund was founded in 1892, by Captain Curt von François.On 4 August 1892 the crew of a gunboat named Hyäne (German for Hyena) erected two beacons on a large dune, probably in the vicinity of the present lighthouse. This is regarded as the founding date of Swakopmund. 
15 Jan 09

Pelican Point Lighthouse

72nm
158°
Pelican Point is the northern end of a long, low-lying peninsula of barren dune sand that forms the western side of Walvis Bay, protecting the bay from the Atlantic Ocean. In 1915 a small lantern was mounted on a wooden pole to mark the extremity of the peninsula. The present cast-iron ...
15 Jan 09

Walvis Bay

76nm
156°
Port.
12 Feb 12

Kalahari desert

260nm
167°
1 Jan 70

Kalahari

262nm
167°
The Namibian coast of the Kalahari desert stretches for more than 400 kilometers. There are many beaches filled with sand dunes.
22 Aug 15

Shark Island (Namibia)

298nm
167°
Shark Island, or German Haifischinsel, is a small island off the coastal city of Lüderitz in Namibia which is used as a campsite for tourists.
16 Jan 09

Luderitz

299nm
167°
Lüderitz is located on the only part of the Namibian coast with a rocky shore not far from the old town of Kolmanskop. A peninsula with numerous coves, locally called fjords and bays, juts out of the coast at an angle to form the bay proper. Three small islands -- Penguin, Seal and ...
22 Jul 14

Lobito

566nm
357°
The Lobito port was built in 1928 after the Portuguese colonial authorities granted a concession to an Englishman, Sir Robert Williams. Sir Robert constructed a railway leading from Lobito deep into the heart of the continent, to transport millions of tons of copper and other minerals.
1 Feb 12

Luanda

779nm
356°
Porto de Luanda was founded by Paulo Dias de Novais in 1575 and settled by Portuguese colonists. It is the second busiest seaport in Angola.
15 Jan 09

Saldanha Bay

707nm
162°
Harbor protected by a breakwater.
12 Feb 12

Dassen Island

732nm
162°
Magnifique réserve naturelle et une zone protégée abritant plusieurs colonies de pingouins.
31 Jul 11

Matadi

957nm
358°
Port .
12 Feb 12
Local Area

Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations. Once a colony of Germany and later occupied by South Africa's apartheid government, ...
17 Jan 09

SE Atlantic Ocean

La plaque Africaine au Sud de l'équateur.Le relief sous-marin de l'Atlantique au Sud de l'équateur est beaucoup plus simple qu'au Nord entre le plateau de l'Atlantique Nord.
Au large des côtes africaines et de leur plateau continental relativement étroit, on n'a à signaler ...
19 Mar 15
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