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Crown Crab


Introduction: Crown crabs (Hymenosoma orbiculara) have a flat and round body with a small triangular growth between the rostrum (eyes). The tips of the fingers and thumb are sharply pointed and the hinge of the nippers smooth not hairy. They live in estuaries and lagoons shuffling into the sand.

Distribution: Luderitz south to the mouth of the Orange River.

Diet: Feeds on small crustaceans.

Colouration: The pale, mottled with brown body is often overgrown with micro-algae.

Breeding: Eggs hatch into planktonic larvae.

Max size: 15mm.

Beach Lodge

Top location, right on the beach. This is a very popular accommodation choice - and rightly so.

Desert Breeze Lodge

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

Swakopmund Sands Hotel

Close to the main beach and Swakopmund aquarium, also boasts a heated swimming pool

Hotel Pension Rapmund

Very centrally located with a quaint German atmosphere.

Sea Side Hotel & Spa

A new hotel and spa complex situated north of town in the suburb of Mile 4

The Stiltz

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.

Windhoek Car Hire