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Hoesch's Pygmy Toad

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Hoesch's pygmy toad (Poyntonophrynes hoeschi) occur in very dry areas with rocky outcrops. They are named after the Namibian herpetologist, W. Hoesch.

Distribution: Naukluft Mountains north to the Windhoek and the Khomas Hochland Mountains, bearing westwards to the Erongo Mountains and onto Brandberg Mountain.

Diet: Mainly insects.

Colouration: Upperparts are brown to reddish-brown with both light and dark markings and the skin is scattered with warts. The underside is clear.

Breeding: Breeds in the sandy-bottoms of temporary pools in rocky outcrops. Tadpoles grow up to 20mm and metamorphosis is complete is less than 24 days.

Maximum size: 38mm

Bullsport Guest Farm

The settlement of Bullsport is marked on nearly every map, however it consists of little more than this friendly guest farm. The owners are welcoming and eager to share their Namibian experiences. Great for hiking and horse riding.

Capricorn Rest Camp

A small, budget friendly, owner operated rest camp, with individual bungalows & campsites. Great for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

Naukluft Camp - Kudus Rus

Located in the mountainous Naukluft section of the Namib Naukluft Park, this is an ideal base for hikers or those wanting to relax at the crystal clear rock pools that amazingly exist in the desert environment

Neuras Wine Estate

One of the finest desert wine estates in the world can be found on the edge of the Namib Desert. The estate offers accommodation & wine tasting tours

Tsauchab River Camp

A small lodge on the banks of the Tsauchab River - an excellent place for walking and enjoying the surrounding scenery. Visitors are welcomed by an amazing arrary of metal sculptures

Zebra River Lodge

Another excellent place for hiking, in the Tsaris Mountains. If you want a genuinely warm welcome at a special lodge then this is an excellent choice. Zebra River can be used as a base for visits to the dunes at Sossusvlei, but is best used to relax and walk on the massive lodge property

Lodges at Sossusvlei