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Cape Cross Seal Reserve - A rich, rough history


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Cape Cross Seal Reserve - A rich, rough history.

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Visitors to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve are first hit by the intense heat of the desert and then, as they move closer to the seals, the cold, off-shore winds. This is the nature of Namibia's coastline – wild and raw – much the same today as it was in 1486 when the Portuguese explorer, Diego Cão, planted a padrão, or stone cross, into the sand, establishing Portugal's claim to the territory.

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