The Skeleton Coast, Namibia and Angola The Skeleton Coast 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".
The Kunene River, which constitutes the border between Namibia and Angola, is the confluence of several rivers, which rise in the highlands of Angola, i.e., the Kunene, and later becomes Namibia’s fastest-flowing river as it descends rapidly westwards through narrow gorges and steep ravines to the Atlantic Ocean. Pictured is Epupa Falls. by Erdem Kutukoglu