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Hadogenes phyllodes


Introduction: Any crack or crevice in a rock or layer of rock is the favoured habitat of the Hadogenes phyllodes. Their powerful claws are an indication of weak venom.
Distribution: Confined to southern Namibia including Fish River Canyon, Keetmanshoop, Quiver Tree Forest, Orange River, Karasberg Mountains and north to the Brukkaros Crater.
Diet: Millipedes, smaller scorpions, spiders and insects.
Colouration: Black bodies with lighter legs and claws.
Breeding: The male punctures the body wall of the female with his sexual sting. As the females pincers are strong enough to crush a male, he has to reach around the side of a female's body to giver her one. The sting remains in the female for up to 20mins and as this has a calming effect, males are able to manoeuvre the female to a suitable location where he can unload.
Maximum size: 180mm including an extremely long tail.

The Cababnas | Camp Provenance

Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures

Goibib Mountain Lodge

An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm

Norotshama Lodge

Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post

Orange River Lodge

The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia

Sandfontein Lodge

A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment

The White House

Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.

Swakopmund Car Hire