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Coastal Region

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This region extends from the northern border of Namibia at the Kunene River past Walvis Bay, covering an approximate one hundred kilometers wide stretch of desert and semi-desert terrain sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the acacia savannahs of the northern and central Regions.

The coastal region is one of the worlds most captivating desert regions, and in the south lays a canyon second in magnificence only to the Grand Canyon itself.

The Skeleton Coast (German: Skelettküste) is the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene River south to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The Bushmen of the Namibian interior called the region "The Land God Made in Anger", while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as "The Gates of Hell".

On the coast the upwelling of the cold Benguela current gives rise to dense ocean fogs (called "cassimbo" by the Angolans) for much of the year. The winds blow from land to sea, rainfall rarely exceeds 10 millimeters (0.39 in) annually and the climate is inhospitable. There is a constant, heavy surf on the beaches. In the days of human-powered boats it was possible to get ashore through the surf but impossible to launch from the shore. The only way out was by going through a marsh hundreds of miles long and only accessible through a hot and arid desert.

The coast is named for the bleached whale and seal bones which covered the shore when the whaling industry was still active, as well as the skeletal shipwrecks caused by rocks offshore in the fog. More than a thousand vessels of various sizes and areas litter the coast. Notable wrecks in the region include the Eduard Bohlen, the Otavi, the Dunedin Star, and Tong Taw.

Rocky outcrops generally soft occasionally relieve the coast. The southern section consists of gravel plains, while north of Terrace Bay the landscape is dominated by high sand dunes.

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Bogenfels

Bogenfels

Bogenfels - Namib Desert Bogenfels is a location in the coastal Namib Desert of Namibia, noted for its natural rock formations (hence the name, which means "arch rock&... read more > >
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Crystal Gallery

Crystal Gallery

The Crystal Gallery is a geological museum in the Namibian Coastal town of Swakopmund. For those who love minerals and gems, the Crystal Gallery (close to the railway station) i... read more > >
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Diaz Cross

Diaz Cross

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Dune 7

Dune 7

Dune Seven Situated along the central coast of Namibia is Dune 7, the highest dune in the coastal dune belt, situated 10km outside the town of Walvis Bay. The local municip... read more > >
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Hohenzollern Haus

Hohenzollern Haus

Hohenzollern Haus Haus Hohenzollern in Swakopmund, located at the corner of Brückenstraße and Moltkestraße. The building was built 1905 and looks pretty mu... read more > >
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Marine Aquarium

Marine Aquarium

Marine Aquarium - Swakopmund Get a glimpse of Namibian marine life. Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources / Fisheries Research & Information Centre Species ... read more > >
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Martin Luther Steam Engine

Martin Luther Steam Engine

Martin Luther Steam Engine (1896) Located just outside Swakopmund. Transport until the end of 19th century inside German South West Africa, revolved around either wal... read more > >
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Moon Landscape

Moon Landscape

Moon Landscape The stark, bare and inhospitable looking Moon Landscape has become a favourite with the film industry over recent years who regularly visit the area for loca... read more > >
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Sandwich Harbour

Sandwich Harbour

Sandwich Harbour Sandwich Harbour, 50 km south of Walvis Bay, historically served as a commercial fishing and trading port, and indeed, the name may well be derived from an... read more > >
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Seal Colonies

Seal Colonies

Seal Colonies The coastline of Southern Africa is the only place in the world where you can find Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, or the Cape fur seal, as they are more com... read more > >
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Shipwrecks at Skeleton Coast

Shipwrecks at Skeleton Coast

Shipwrecks at Skeleton Coast Dunedin Star The most famous wreck, and story, is that of the Dunedin Star. On 29 November 1942, the Blue Star Liner, Dunedin Star, headed... read more > >
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Swakopmund Brauhaus

Swakopmund Brauhaus

Swakopmund Brauhaus One of Swakopmund’s most popular restaurants, the Swakopmund Brauhaus, located in the heart of the coastal town, has a menu guaranteed to satisfy ... read more > >
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Swakopmund Jetty

Swakopmund Jetty

Swakopmund Jetty Swakopmund’s famous landmark, the jetty, was officially reopened on Friday, 30 July 2010. The Swakopmund Municipality closed the jetty already back i... read more > >
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Swakopmund Lighthouse

Swakopmund Lighthouse

Swakopmund Lighthouse The original (1902) beacon was situated at the end of the Mole and was soon washed away by the powerful Atlantic seas. By 1903 an 11 meter high lighth... read more > >
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Swakopmund Museum

Swakopmund Museum

Swakopmund Museum This museum was founded by Dr. Alfons Weber in 1951. Ever since its inception its objectives have been to encourage informal education, to stimulate inte... read more > >
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Walvis Bay Lagoon

Walvis Bay Lagoon

Walvis Bay Lagoon The dominant south-westerly winds create ideal conditions for a variety of water-sports and regattas for hobby cats, fireballs and catamarans are organise... read more > >
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Welwitschia Drive & Living Stones

Welwitschia Drive & Living Stones

Welwitschia Drive and Living Stones Welwitschia Mirabilis is the most famous Namibian plant. Most specimen are about 1000 years old, some even older. 1859 the "living ... read more > >
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Woermann Haus

Woermann Haus

Woermann Haus Beautiful nouveau architecture building in Swakopmund. The house of Damara and Namaqua Trading Company was designed by architect Mr. Friedrich Hoft. Th... read more > >
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