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Dwarf Sandman


Introduction: The Dwarf Sandman (Spialia nanus) flies around singly, usually feeding on flowers. They like to settle on stones or on the ground.

Distribution: Aus, central and southern Namibia, Kaokoland and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) .

Breeding/Larval food: The leaves and flowers of the Wild pear (Dombeya rotundifolia).

Colouration: Black-brown uppersides with white to cream or pale green spots. Darker brown to grey undersides are spotted and striped in cream or white, with a distinct unbroken central band.

On the wing: From August to April.

Wingspan: 18 to 25mm.

Bahnhof Hotel

A lovely country hotel in the small village of Aus

Eagles Nest Lodge

Self-catering, rock bungalows on the Klein Aus Vista property. As Eagles Nest has no restaurant facilities guests are welcome to use the restaurant at Desert Horse Inn. This is a beautiful place to spend a few nights enjoying the beauty of southern Namibia

Desert Horse Inn

Named after the desert horses which are one of the main reasons for visiting the area, this is the more main stream lodge on the Klein Aus Vista property

Walvis Bay Accommodation