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Terrace Bay

Skeleton Coast - Namibia

Terrace Bay is situated in the Skeleton Coast Park in north-west Namibia. It is around 5 hours drive north of Swakupmund. As it is the only hostel inside the park, it can attract a decent amount of tourists, mainly because there is nowhere else to stay.

This is a destination for the angling crowd. It's a remote location, but the chances of catching a variety of fish here are excellent, and amongst the best on Namibia's coastline. Fishing permits are essential by law, and anglers must read the Fishing Act to know how many, and what sort of fish they can catch, how they can transport them home, and in what form. Filleting is not allowed and anglers must bring their own tackle.

Some visitors to the area use Terrace Bay as a point to explore the Uniab River Delta, a great destination for hiking, bird watching, game viewing and dunes. Walking along the beach is also very popular, and probably the only other activity visitors can do here.

Terrace Bay has 2 shops. One for the staff and one for tourists. The tourist shop has Terrace Bay branded T-shirts and shirts, some fishing equipment, a small selection of groceries, beers, ciders and wines. There is a clinic for employees and tourists alike, staffed by a resident nurse. Children are 'more than welcome' to stay here.

The dining room serves a variety of meals, all from a set menu. Wine and beer can also be ordered.

Accommodation is in 20 double rooms and a beach chalet. Power to the resort is supplied by generator.

  • Double Rooms: Each unit has twin beds, an en-suite shower and toilet, a fridge and a tea/coffee station.
  • Beach Chalet: The Beach Chalet is for groups or families of between 3 and 10 guests. The facilities are similar to the Double Rooms

There is around 30 people employed here, and it's children are educated in the local Sam Nujoma Primary School.

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The angling is awesome - but remember to bring your own equipment and a fishing permit
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Terrace Bay is situated in the Skeleton Coast Park

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Cape Cross Lodge

Good mid range lodge situated directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

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