Cape Cross is 120 km north of Swakopmund on the west coast and is the home to the Cape Cross Seals Reserve. The reserve is the home of one of the largest colonies of Cape Fur Seals in the world. The name refers to the large stone cross erected in the area by Portuguese explorers in the 15th century. The smell here is one that few forget. It smells like fish fertilizer, for those of you who have spread some of this on your gardens? The seals call out sounding like young lambs(Sheep). There are 1000’s and 1000’s, and the sound, smell and atmosphere make a visit worth while.