At Ugabmund, 110km north of Cape Cross, the salt road passes through the entry gate to the Skeleton Coast Park, where rolling fogs and dusty sandstorms encapsulate its eerie, remote and wild feel. Despite the enduring fame of this coastline, surprisingly few travellers ever reach points north of Cape Cross. In order to preserve this incredibly fragile environment, Namibian Wildlife Resorts (NWR) imposes strict regulations on individual travellers seeking to do more than transit through the park. If you plan to linger, visit the NWR offices in Windhoek or Swakopmund.
You can get a free transit permit to pass between Ugabmund and Springbokwater, which can be obtained at the gates. To transit the park, you must pass the entry gate before 1pm and exit through the other gate before 3pm the same day. Note that transit permits aren’t valid for Torra Bay or Terrace Bay.