Afrikaans name: Gewone Dwerg-geitjie
Most of us are familiar with the Tropical House Gecko in our houses but we are not so familiar with this little chap. This is the Cape Gecko otherwise known as the Cape Dwarf Gecko.
The Cape Gecko reaches a total length of only 10 cm which is about 5 cm shorter than its house-dwelling cousin.
This gecko can be found on fallen branches, low vegetation and fences.
They mainly eat ants and termites.
References and further readingA Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Graham Alexander and Johan Marais - Year Published: 2007 - Page: 321
Bill Branch's Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Bill Branch - Year Published: 1988 - Page: 201
Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Year Published: 2004 - Page: 176
Suburban Wildlife in KZN - Author: Jason Londt - Year Published: 2009 - Page: 100
Suburban Wildlife in KZN - Author: Jason Londt - Year Published: 2009 - Page: 102
The Reptiles of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar, WD Haacke and NHG Jacobsen - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 46