Introduction: Little is known of the favoured
habitats of the Parabuthus namibensis but they have been observed on
gravel plains in sandy, gritty regions where they excavate their burrows.
Distribution: Central and northern Namibian coastal areas such as Swakopmund, Henties Bay extending to the Cape Cross area.
Diet: Lunges for spiders and insects, grasping them with their pincers. Venom may be injected if the victim puts up a fight.
Colouration: Brown to orange with the last 2 tail segments and sting black.
Breeding: Litters of up to 32 are common. Straight after birth, young climb onto the mother's back.
Maximum size: 100mm
Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony
An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.
Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here
A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays