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Hottentotta arenaceus


Introduction: Hottentotta arenaceus construct burrows up to 10cm deep, usually at the base of bushes in sandy soil. Males wander around at night and take refuge under bushes when the sun rises. Females usually stay under the cover of vegetation.
Distribution: Common in southern central Namibia such as Fish River Canyon, Helmeringhausen, Keetmanshoop, Quiver Tree Forest extending north as far as Mariental.
Diet: Lies in wait for insects and spiders on vegetation or forages on bushes.
Colouration: Overall pale orange-yellow, although the further south the slightly darker the colour.
Breeding: Young scorpions are born live with an average litter size of 12.
Maximum size: 43mm.

Dabis Guest Farm

A working farm in southern Namibia. Offers an insight into sheep farming is this arid region

Duwisib Castle

The completely off his rocker 'Baron' von Wolf built this castle in the middle of nowhere. Rumours abound about this gun toting, cross dressing loon! Accommodation is available within the castle and a well shaded campsite is also on offer

Duwisib Guest Farm

This lovely guest farm offers self catering accommodation on a property adjacent to the Duwisib Castle

Kanaan Desert Retreat

On the scenic D707 road and bordering on the Namib Naukluft park, lies this spectacular property. Accommodation is offered in a small tented camp or en-suite rooms at the old farmhouse

Namseb Lodge

Formerly an Ostrich farm the lodge property is now largely dedicated to Namibian wildlife. The lodge itself offers standard bed & breakfast rooms as well as self catering chalets

Namtib Guest Farm

Situated in the Tiras mountains, an owner run guest farm that offers a warm welcome and even better scenery

Swakopmund Car Hire