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Spotted Sandveld Lizard

Lizards | Namibia

Introduction: The spotted sandveld lizard (Nucras intertexta) is a large lizard that is identifiable by its distinctive back and tail markings. They prefer a habitat of arid savannah, especially on Kalahari sand.

Distribution: North central Namibia extending into Kaokoland.

Diet: This species of lizard forage in open dry savannah for slower moving food sources such as scorpions, spiders and at times, other lizards.

Colouring: The back is brown to reddish-brown, with a system of pale spots that are sometimes black edged or blend to form net pattern or irregular, cross bands. The belly is creamy white and the tail orange-brown.

Breeding: Females lay between 2 to 8 eggs that hatch in February to March.

Size: SVL 80 to 90mm. Max SVL 94mm.

Arnhem Cave Rest Camp

The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves

Eningu Clay House

Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome

Kiripotib Guest Farm

Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia

Sandune Lodge

Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.

Luderitz Accommodation