Roughly covering a third of Namibia's coastline, the legendary Skeleton Coast Park stretches from the Ugab river in the south to the Kunene River in the north.  Entry to this park is highly restricted and carefully controlled.

The Skeleton Coast is infamous for its treacherous sandbanks to which many ships have fallen prey.  A number of shipwrecks are testimony to past tragedies.

Day visitors who only want to drive through the park, may obtain a permit at the entrance gates at Ugabmond and SpringbokwasserDay visitors are not permitted to visit Torra Bay or Terrace Bay.  Day visitors are not allowed to enter the park later than 15h00 and have to leave the park before 17h00.

Open throughout the year.

Ugab River Hiking Trail
Guided walk along the Ugab river valley.  Group of 6-8 people.  Departure every second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from April to October.  The trail is 50 km long and takes 3 days to complete.  The hike starts at Ugabmond gate at 9h00 and ends there as well.  It is recommended that hikers spend the previous night at the camping of Mile 108.  Hikers must provide own camping equipment and food.  Medical certificates of physical fitness, issued within 40 days preceeding the hike, must be provided at the Ugabmond gate.  Bookings must be made well in advance.
Daily park entrance fee
N$80 (foreigner)
passenger vehicle fee N$10


Open throughout the year.  Angling permitted within demarcated angling areas.  Freezer facilities available.

restaurant, petrol station
Accommodation Price per day
economy bungalow - 2 beds/1 room
double, per person
N$800 (incl breakfast + dinner)
N$600 (incl. breakfast + dinner)

Prices valid for 2007.  Prices might have changed since last update.


Open from December 1st to January 31st.

kiosk, petrol station.
Accommodation Price per day
camping - max. 8 persons per site N$50 p/site + N$20 p/p

Prices valid for 2007.  Prices might have changed since last update.


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