The Skeleton Coast Camino
The Skeleton Coast Camino is a fully catered 6 day slackpacking hiking trail from Messum Crater to Cape Cross. It is approximately 76 km long.
Slackpacking hike means that we will but up your tent, supply all equipment for the hike and provide and prepare all the food. The hike includes guide, water, transport into the Messum, meals and camping equipment including mattress and tent.
We will also erect a shade netting to protect us from the wind and sun as much as possible. We also have extra netting to give you privacy for the bathroom. It is a loo with a view.
You only walk with your day bag with your water, snacks and sun and wind protection. We take care of all necessary logistics.
The walking distance per day is approx. 19 km. Our route is mostly flat. There are sandy stretches in the Messum river and along the beach. A good basic fitness is recommended.
- Camping Equipment
- Sleeping Bag and Pillow
- Camping at Camp Madisa & The Brandberg White Lady Lodge
- 2 Nights Fly Camping
- Back-up vehicle, trailer and 2 staff
- Airport Transfers (on request)
- Visa Fees
- Tip & Gratuities
- Personal Insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Torch or Head Lamp
- Extra Batteries
- Spare Boot Laces
- Sun Block
- Wet Wipes
- Hand Wash
- 2 x 1 Litre Water Bottles or Canteen
- Solar Power Bank
We meet at Cape Cross Lodge at 1 pm. This is where you leave your car if you drive on your own. It is also possible to use the shuttle bus, leaving from Windhoek at 7 am.
After our briefing we head into the Messum Crater. On route we stop for lichens, Koppie Aleen and different viewpoints and you will learn about what we see and the Messum Crater. Our Camp is situated at the rim of the crater with the most amazing view.
Day 2 to Day 4
On day 2, 3 and 4 our walking starts with the first light. We will walk down the Messum river towards the coast.
We stop for Welwitschias, cross the unique gravel plains of the Messum and find our path between different mountains in the area.
We have a mobile camp and our backup will leapfrog us and go ahead to set it up for us. Our breakfast gets served as we walk by the support team. Lunch and dinner we will enjoy at the different camps. Our Camp spots are carefully chosen to provide shelter from the wind and sun as much as possible. Our set-up is eco-friendly as we leave no trace except our footprints. We only take pictures and memories with us and cause minimum impact to the environment.
On day 5 we walk down the coast towards Cape Cross and the end of our Camino. We head inland and camp at the Spitzkoppe the last night to get warm, dry and to celebrate our achievement.
Alternatively if you have your own vehicle you could return home on the afternoon of day 5.
We enjoy our last breakfast together at 8 am before its time to return home. That is also the departure time for the shuttle back to Windhoek.
Our food is simple but nutritious and yummy. We cater for all food requirements.
Departure Dates 2022
- 5 October 2022
- 26 October 2022
Departure Dates 2023
- 11 – 16 Oct
- 25 – 30 Oct
- N$6400 per person sharing
- N$7500 single
- N$8999 per person sharing
- N$9999 single
Price includes camping at Damaraland, Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Wild Camp, meals and backup.
We will shuttle you back to the start to collect your vehicle. There is also a shuttle option from Windhoek return for N$600 .
- R55.00 once off per reservation