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world's most treacherous and barren shoreline starts south of
the Orange River, including the whole Namibian coastline
and continues across the Kunene River into Angola.
The Skeleton Coast is the product of dense coastal fogs and cold sea breezes
caused by the icy Benguela ocean current. It is part of the Namib Desert,
the Namib Naukluft Park in the south, the Skeleton Coast Park (which
is about 40 km wide and covers 16 390 square km) in the north (between the Ugab
and the Kunene Rivers) and the Iona Park in Angola.
current deposits sand from the Orange- and Olifants River along
the southern coast. North of Walvis Bay the current flow moves offshore
away from the coast and therefore the northern coastal belt is relatively
dune free. The Skeleton Coast is littered with whalebones, shipwrecks and
the remains of sailors and explorers. The largest breeding colony
of Cape Fur Seals along the coast of South-Africa and Namibia is
found here, at Cape Cross.