The desert rain frog lives on a coastal strip of land about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) wide in Namibia and South Africa. This area of sand dunes often has sea fog rolling in which supplies some moisture in an otherwise arid region. The locations have at least one hundred foggy days per year. The desert rain frog is nocturnal, spending the day in a burrow which it digs where the sand is moist. It emerges on both foggy and clear nights and wanders about over the surface of the dunes.