Frogs | Namibia
Introduction: Namaqua caco (Cacosternum namaquense) are named after Namaqualand where the first observations were recorded. Their main habitat is restricted to succulent Karoo vegetation.
Distribution: Fish River Canyon and sections of the Ai-Ais Richterveld Transfrontier Park.
Diet: Ants, termites and other insects.
Colouration: Irregular blotches of brown and beige on granular skin. There is distinct pale triangle on the head. The underside is light coloured with some dark patches and mottling on the throat.
Breeding: Breeds around July to April in temporary rock pools, river beds, seeps, springs, dams, quarries and some permanent pools. Tadpoles grow to 50mm. They have large, oval bodies.
Maximum size: 25mm.
Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon
Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay
The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character
Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value
On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views
Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon