Introduction: The species Parabuthus raudus
digs a shallow burrow at the base of vegetation. Found on rocks, logs and
shrubs. Sprays a strong venom when provoked.
Distribution: The largest and most common scorpion found in the Kalahari sand systems. Also observed in the Fish River Canyon.
Diet: Consumes insects and spiders head first.
Colouration: Brown to orange with distinctive darker last 2 tail segments and sting.
Breeding: Secures female by grasping with a set of bulbous pincers. This affectionate display last from 5 to 30mins, forcing her around whilst massaging her with his mouthparts. Sometimes a litter of over 32 is produced, not really a surprise when you consider the amount of foreplay involved.
Maximum size: 160mm
Fairly basic accommodation at the famous hot-springs near the southern end of the Fish River Canyon
Probably the most popular lodge in the area. Friendly staff, interesting rooms and an emphasis on growing all local produce make for a wonderful stay
The smaller sibling to the Canon Lodge & Village, this fun establishment boasts loads of character
Supposedly laid out like an African village - this tends to be second choice to the Lodge but still offers good value
On the opposite edge of the canyon to all the other lodges, Fish River Lodge offers a unique perspective, excellent service and stunning views
Campsite close to the main viewpoint over the Fish River Canyon