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Parabuthus leavipes


Introduction: Parabuthus leavipes dig shallow scrapes under rocks in compact sand and gritty soils. Habitats do move into marginal sand systems. Their venom is fairly potent, but not lethal.
Distribution: Southern and central Namibia including specific regions of the Namib Desert, Fish River Canyon, Keetmanshoop and the Quiver Tree Forest, the Orange River, Windhoek and Okahandja.
Diet: Insects and spiders.
Colouration: Brown to orange with 2 characteristic black (last) tail segments.
Breeding: Males grasp females by her pincers and heads for a smooth, hard rock or stone to unload.
Maximum size: 50mm

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

Swakopmund Car Hire