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.
A working farm in southern Namibia. Offers an insight into sheep farming is this arid region
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
This lovely guest farm offers self catering accommodation on a property adjacent to the Duwisib Castle
The settlement of Helmeringhausen consists of little more than this hotel and a petrol station. The area is a popular stop-off between the dunes at Sossusvlei and southern Namibia
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
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
Situated in the Tiras mountains, an owner run guest farm that offers a warm welcome and even better scenery