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Cape & Eastern Thread Snake

Snakes | Namibia

Introduction: Cape and Eastern thread snakes (Leptotyphlops conjunctus) prefer a grassland and arid savannah type habitat.

Distribution: There is an isolated population in Windhoek extending north to Okahandja, including the Von Bach Dam and Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort.

Diet: Fleas, ants and termites.

Colouring: The body and belly are a uniform brown-black.

Breeding: Females lay around 3 or 4 small eggs similar in size to grains of rice. Eggs hatch in February to March.

Size: Max SVL 175mm.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park