The Cape Cross seal breeding colony is a scenic 115 km north of Swakopmund making it a great day trip. These are not migrating seals and as a result are present throughout the year so don't worry if your trip does not exactly coincide with the breeding time. The number of seals fluctuate between 80,000 and 100,000 individuals depending on how close it is to breeding season. During the nonbreeding season, adult males are infrequent visitors to the Colony but start arriving in mid October to set up their breeding territories. During this time, the male seals can be seen herding their cows and defending their territories. Most of the pups are born in late November or early December, 90% of them within a 34 day period. Great time to visit this very interesting colony . But there are so many seals that viewing is excellent at any time of the year.
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