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Brown Mussel


Introduction: The shell of a brown mussel (Perna perna) tends to elongate, becoming almost rectangular in shape when growing in crowded intertidal beds. Dense beds are formed from the mid-intertidal up to a few metres deep.

Distribution: From Luderitz north to Sandwich Harbour to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay extending to Wlozkasbaken and Jakkalsputz, Henties Bay, Torra Bay, Terrace Bay and Mwe Bay.

Diet: Sieves water through enlarged sheet-like gills.

Colouration: Yellow-brown shell often tinged with green or striped pattern. The flesh of females is bright orange and off-white in males.

Breeding: Enormous numbers of eggs are shed into the water and developed into planktonic larvae.

Max size: 125mm.

Catamaran Cruise

view the lagoon from the comfort of a catamaran

Dolphin Cruise

A dolphin cruise around the Walvis Bay Lagoon

Historian Quad Bike Edu-Desert Tour

Quad biking in the coastal dunes with a difference. These tours concentrate on the fauna, flora & people who inhabit the dune belt, excellent guiding and stunning scenery make this an experience not to be missed

Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour Combo

An eventful day trip combining kayaking on the lagoon with a 4x4 trip through the Namib Desert dunes ending in Sandwich Harbour

Marine & Dune Day Trip

A morning of cruising on the Walvis Bay lagoon is followed by the spectacular and thrilling drive to the natural harbour & splendid birdlife of Sandwich Harbour

Sea Kayaking

Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon

Car Hire Swakopmund