Spotted Gully Sharks
marine life of Namibia
Introduction: The spotted gully shark (Triakis megalopterus) is a common shark species and is often caught by rock and surf and beach anglers during both day and night. It is not really renowned for its fighting ability, but is one of the more interesting and beautiful shark species to catch. It is also known as the sharptooth hound shark and Sweet William, but to many anglers it is affectionately known as simply a 'Spotty'.
These sharks are targeted from the shore along sandy beaches with some rocky structures and a gully. Spotted gully sharks can also be caught on sandbanks with deep gullies on either side.
Distribution: They occur in various different habitats, from sandy beaches to deep gullies, rocky areas, reefs, tidal pools and shallow bays, along the Namibian coastline as far as Walvis Bay.
Diet: Crustaceans, crabs, small bony fish and the bigger gully sharks will eat smaller ones
Colouring: Can be identified by black spots on the body.
Size: Up to 40kg.
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.