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Textile Chiton


Introduction: Textile chitons (Ischnochiton textilis) are found on the undersides of boulders in rock pools. If you overturn the boulder they will detach themselves and roll into a ball. The girdle is covered in small oval scales, crossed with 12 to 24 fine ridges.

Distribution: From the mouth of the Orange River to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and on to the mouth of the Kunene River.

Diet: Nibbles plants.

Colouration: Pale yellow or grey shell valves

Max size: 40mm.

Burning Shore Beach Lodge

In the small holiday village of Langstrand, between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, this lodge sprung to prominence when Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt used it as their base for their visit to Namibia

Rossmund Lodge

Situated out of town on the Rossmund Golf course, one of the world's best desert courses.

Car Hire Swakopmund