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Skeleton Coast Route

Torra Bay - Terrace Bay

Expect on your itinerary

Beach Beach
Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Security Security
Wildlife Wildlife
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Historical sites Historical sites
Skeleton Coast Route ACTIVATE MAP Stages1 km48 h/stage1.0

Best months to drive

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Skeleton Coast Route in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 54EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 116EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 170EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 195EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 276EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 144EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 296EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 440EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 116EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 341EUR
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Skeleton Coast Route Itinerary

The Skeleton Coast Route is a 48 km road trip starting in Torra Bay, Namibia, and ending in Terrace Bay. It is recommended to complete the trip in one day, and the best time of the year to drive is between May and October. This route offers stunning landscapes and beautiful beaches, but it is important to be aware that some parts are only accessible by 4WD. Despite the overall poor road conditions, the Skeleton Coast Route provides an unforgettable experience and is suitable for all drivers, even those on a tight budget.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 48 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for adventurer good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level fair accident level

START Torra Bay

Distance 48 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: modest 12.5 kWh
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Torra Bay is a small coastal town located in the Erongo region of Namibia. It is the ideal starting point for the Skeleton Coast Route, a road trip that takes you to some of the country's most spectacular sights. Home to sweeping views of the Atlantic ocean, Torra Bay is the perfect place to begin your journey. Its gorgeous beaches and rugged coastline make it a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore the nearby fishing town of Henties Bay, or take a boat trip out to the nearby Pelican Point Lighthouse. The closest international airport to Torra Bay is the Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA code: WDH). Here, travelers can rent a car to travel along the Skeleton Coast Route. There are a number of car rental companies located at the airport, making it easy to find the perfect vehicle for your journey. Torra Bay is an ideal starting point for a road trip along the Skeleton Coast Route. With its stunning views, gorgeous beaches, and easy access to car rental, it's the perfect place to begin an unforgettable adventure.

1 Torra Bay - Terrace Bay

Distance 48 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: modest 12.5 kWh View map Itinerary
4WD only stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations stream crossing possible scenic road junction of road trips
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Embark on an exciting road trip starting in Torra Bay, Namibia, and ending in Terrace Bay, just 48 km away. With a driving time of less than an hour, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the beautiful scenery of the Namibian coast. While a 4WD is required, you won’t have to worry too much about gas stations along the way. Just be sure to keep your eyes open for the amazing sights and sounds of the Namibian coast. When you reach Terrace Bay, be sure to take the time to explore the beaches and take in the fresh ocean air. You can even try your hand at some of the water activities available in the area, such as snorkeling and fishing. For a unique experience, take a guided tour of the Terrace Bay Marine Protected Area and learn about the incredible biodiversity of the area. This is just one of the stages of a larger tour, and for more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check the Itinerary of this stage. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for a memorable road trip!

  Terrace Bay

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Terrace Bay is the perfect destination to finish your Skeleton Coast Route road trip. Located in Namibia, this small town offers a unique combination of spectacular nature and breath-taking views. The town lies on the Atlantic coast and is surrounded by dunes, rivers, and the Namib Desert. The area offers a variety of activities and attractions for both nature and adventure-lovers. Take a 4x4 safari and explore the Namib Desert's rugged terrain and wildlife. Or visit the nearby Sandwich Harbour, a lagoon that is home to an array of bird species. Relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets at the nearby beach, or take an exciting boat ride to one of the nearby islands. The town is also home to a number of restaurants and shops. Spend the day exploring the local markets and traditional art galleries. Or, take a short drive to the nearby town of Hentiesbaai and enjoy a variety of seafood restaurants. Terrace Bay is the perfect place to end your Skeleton Coast Route road trip. Whether you choose to explore the area’s natural beauty or take a day to relax and enjoy the local culture, Terrace Bay is sure to provide you with a memorable experience. The closest international airport is in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, with the IATA code WDH.

Skeleton Coast Route at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Namibia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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