Birds of Namibia
Introduction: African spoonbills (Platalea alba) are often observed in parties from 3 to 30 exclusively in shallow aquatic habitats, such as lake and river margins, seasonal and permanent pans, floodplains, marshes, coastal lagoons and estuaries. Reed-beds and trees are favoured roosting sites.
Diet: Feeds with other wading birds for mainly small fish and aquatic invertebrates. Noted to follow hippos and crocs for disturbed prey.
Description: White or pinkish plumage. Long, spoon-shaped bill, slightly decurved. Bright red feet and legs.
Breeding: In April or June, females lay 2 to 4 eggs in a stick, twig and reed nest, lined with dry grass. Incubation takes up to 29 days.
Size: 90cm. Weight: 1.6kg.
Top location, right on the beach. This is a very popular accommodation choice - and rightly so.
Slightly outide town on the banks of the Swakop River and overlooking the dunes of the Namib Desert. Excellent for those wanting a desert setting near the convenience of town
Close to the main beach and Swakopmund aquarium, also boasts a heated swimming pool
Very centrally located with a quaint German atmosphere.
A new hotel and spa complex situated north of town in the suburb of Mile 4
Absolutely unique! Built on stilts into the Swakop River - many units offer great views. Feels more like a traditional country lodge rather than an establishment in a busy tourist town.