The cold Benguela Current that sweeps along Namibia's coastline supports some of the highest concentrations of marine life found anywhere in the world. This stretch of coastline is mainly used for fishing and attracts keen anglers from over the sub-continent due to its excellent potential. The scenery along this part of the coast is extremely barren, with sand and gravel plains stretching inland from the sandy beaches. If you are planning on catching that big one, you will most probably want to stay at our camping site in the National West Coast Recreation Area. All the camping sites in this area have basic facilities only. Camping is only permissable at the designated camping sites:
- Mile 14
- Mile 72
- Mile 108
Skeleton Coast National Park
Roughly covering a third of Namibia's coastline, the legendary Skeleton Coast Park that stretches from the Ugab River in the south to the Kunene River in the north. The Skeleton coast of Namibia is infamous for its treacherous sandbanks to which many ships have fallen prey. A number of shipwrecks are testimony to past tragedies, hence the name Skeleton Coast. A wide variety of species can be caught in this area, attracting anglers from all over the world.
Terrace Bay Camp
This is the most northerly resort on the coast and a popular angling spot. Full board, luxury and economy accommodation is offered. The resort is open throughout the year. Angling is permitted only within the demarcated areas. Freezer facilities are available for fishing enthusiasts.
Torra Bay Camp
This camping site is a popular fishing retreat during December and January. Only basic amenities and communal ablution facilities are available. Water, firewood and fuel are available at the resort kiosk.
There are 10 fresh water fish species that can be found in the Hardap Dam. They are:
- Tilapia sparrmanii or Vleikurper
- Sarotherodon Mossambicus or Bluekurper
- Barbus Hombi or Smallmouth Yellowfish
- Barbus Kimberleyensis or Largemouth Yellowfish
- Cyprinus carpio or Carp
- Labeo Capensis or Orange river mudfish
- Labeo Umbratus or Mud Mullet
- Micropterus Salmoides or Largemouth Bass
- Engraulicypris Brevianalis or Glass Minnow
- Clarias Gariepinus or Barbel