Opened in 1971, Skeleton Coast National Park was named for its nearly inaccessible shores that serve as a modern-day graveyard to dozens of tattered shipwrecks, old whale bones and sometimes even human remains.
Intrepid travelers can navigate the treacherous stretch of rocky road beyond Khorixas, which leads directly to the southern section of the national park. Adventurers need an sturdy four-wheel-drive vehicle to manage the difficult pass, but it's also possible to fly in to the northern portion of the park, which is otherwise in-accessible by road.
Skeleton Coast National Park is located northwest of Windhoek in the Kunene region. It is only accessible using a 4x4 vehicle or fly-in safari. Drivers should do their final fuel up at the petrol station in Khorixas. Unpaved roads are often inaccessible during rainy season, so it’s best to avoid traveling here between November and early February.