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Introduction: Hake (Merluccius capensis) inhabit water from 50 to 400m. They are either trawled or caught by line and is one of Namibia's premier fish food sources in restaurants, especially in Swakopmund or Walvis Bay. Merluccius means 'sea pike' and capensis'of the Cape'.

Distribution: Very common off the coastal regions such as Terrace Bay, Torra Bay and Henties Bay.

Diet: Lanternfish, rattails, maasbankers (horse mackerel) and juvenile hake.

Colouration: Drab silvery-grey with a whitish underside and grey fins.

Breeding: August and September appear to be the most productive months for spawning which happens throughout the year.

Max size: 140cm.

Topaz - Honeymoon Self Drive

20 Days - By using a range of accommodation types and styles this self drive manages to keep costs down while still visiting spectacular areas of the country.

Diamond - Honeymoon Self Drive

14 Days - This spectacular self-drive itinerary, created especially for honeymooners, is the ultimate experience that Namibia has to offer in terms of luxury and exclusivity.

Tourmaline - Honeymoon Self Drive

14 Days - Still staying in top quality accommodation the Tourmaline is a more realistic itinerary for those on a more upper mid-range budget.

Malachite - Honeymoon Self Drive

14 Days - A good value for money mid range honeymoon self drive, visiting the best Namibia has to offer

Aquamarine - Honeymoon Self Drive

9 Days - Etohsa Park & the dunes of the Namib Desert are the two main attractions on this trip

Namibia Safari