Shipwreck beach

An exceptional beach

Approximately 25 km north of Luanda on the way to Caxito lies the bay of Santiago.

Another true insider tip. This beach is as extraordinary as beautiful. What makes this wide sandy beach so special are the many shipwrecks. Some of the wrecks are right on the beach.

This special mix of dream beach and apocalypse flair makes this destination a very special experience for adventurers and photographers.

This surreal scenery was created in the 1970s. The disused ships of some bankrupt companies were towed to the remote beach. Over time, a whole ship graveyard formed.

The largest ship on the beach is an oil tanker of 70 meters called "Karl Marx". The indiscriminately scattered ocean liners date back to the 1960s and have been more or less affected by water, sun and tides. Some of the skeletons are directly accessible from the beach. Book a unforgettable trip into a bizarre world.

The Trip

Pick up point is TBA according to your preferred time. We recommend to start in the
early morning hours.


We start to the Santiago beach, where the ship cemetery is located.
The approximately 25 km long beach is a playground for photographers. Here we stay approx. 1 Hour and explore the ship cemetery with its famous ships like the “Karl-Marx”, which slowly disappears due to corrosion.


Afterwards we will visit the monument of the Battle of Kifangondo on April 4th. The battle is considered the cornerstone of Angola's independence.

On the way back to the city we cross the districts of Cacuaco and Sambizanga to the most populous districts (townships) of Count Luanda.

Back in Luanda there is a late lunch in a typical restaurant. Then we bring you back to your starting point.

Included in the price

Transport in a private, air-conditioned car
Portuguese-speaking driver

Not included in the price

Personal expenditures, tips, other services and meals not mentioned, optional activities, alcoholic drinks


The ship wrecks are partially accessible. We advise not to enter the ships. Entering or climbing leads to incalculable risks. Bring sturdy shoes with you, as metal parts of the ships may be under the sand.

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