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Namaqua Caco

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.

Ai-Ais Resort

Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon

Canyon Lodge

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

Canyon Roadhouse

The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character

Canyon Village

Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value

Fish River Lodge

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

Lodges at Sossusvlei