Namibia :: Skeleton Coast
:: Skeleton Coast Tourist Area
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO ESCAPE the crowds (or if you’re a keen angler), be sure to include Skeleton Coast National Park in your itinerary. Within the park, Torra Bay and Terrace Bay are popular resorts and excellent fishing spots. One drives through the park when in transit between Henties and Twyfelfontein. With the necessary fishing permit, you can stop at any of the beaches to fish, or to view the shipwrecks. Access to Torra Bay and Terrace Bay is limited to those with reservations there. To explore the park north of Terrace Bay requires a permit from one of the concession holders - who are generally fly-in safari operators.
|Address :||Skeleton Coast, Namibia|
|Host Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Intermittent||Main Cellular Network :||MTC|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||LRP/ULP||Petrol Price Index :||11,65 NAD (Jul-13)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Price Index :||11,82 NAD (Jul-13)|
|Facilities :||Lodging, Camping, Restaurant, Airstrip|
|Game Viewing, 4WD Trails|
|Game to View:||Springbok. Gemsbok. Brown Hyena. Desert-Adapted Elephant. Black Rhino. Lion and Giraffe.|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Town :||Khorixas|
The only places to overnight in the Skeleton Coast National Park are Terrace Bay, Torra Bay and the campsite at Springbokwasser.
Torra Bay is only open in December/January and visitors must be self-sufficient as campsites are very basic. The ablution facilities were upgraded in recent years. Terrace Bay Camp is open all year round and offers lodging and other facilities.
Fishing from the shore is excellent, but remember that a permit is required. You must also acquaint yourself with bag limits and minimum sizes.
Take note: Garage or Petrol cards will no longer be accepted as a legal tender for purchase of fuel, spares or repairs in Namibia.
Cash, Debit and Credit cards are legal payment instruments, but many fuel stations choose NOT to accept Debit and/or Credit cards. But generally credit cards are accepted at garages in bigger and touristy towns. Take extra cash with still in case!
The southern gate is at the Ugab river, some 207km north of Swakopmund. From there it’s a further 110km to the camp at Torra Bay and another 50km to Terrace Bay. The northern exit gate is at Springbokwasser, 40km east of Torra Bay. The road through the park is a very good ‘salt’ road.
Terrace Bay and Torra Bay are normally fully booked a year in advance.
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