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Western rock skink

Skinks | Namibia

Introduction: Western rock skinks (Mabuya sulcata) are rock-living skinks that are actively seen chasing insects over rock outcrops. They shelter in pairs at night, in rock cracks and crevices, suitable respites for their medium-sized slender bodies.

Distribution: Western Namibia including Namib Desert, Kunene Valley, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz and Swakopmund.

Diet: Invertebrates such as beetles and grasshoppers.

Colouring: Jet black or olive-brown bodies with a dirty white belly and gold body stripes.

Breeding: Females lay 3 to 5 eggs from November to March with up to 2 broods per season.

Size: Max SVL 81mm.

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.

Kaokoland Accommodation