About 60 km north of the little town of Henties Bay, on the Skeleton coast section of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, is one of the major seal colonies of Namibia.

Cape Cross Seal colony on the southern Skeleton coast of Namibia

The seal colony is named after the stone cross called a 'padrão', placed there by the Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão in 1486.