The Cape River Crab -Potamonautes periatus, is found in abundance in Freshwater rivers, dams and lakes throughout the Western Cape.

We have seen them in Rietvlei and Intaka Island


  1. Richatd
    17 June 2022

    I found a Cape River Crab in my garden after the rains in Cape Town. Can I leave it in the bird bath or just leave it in the garden

    • admin
      5 March 2023

      Perhaps just leave him in the garden, he will find his own way back


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