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Purpurite

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

 Introduction: Purpura is the Latin word for 'purple', its distinctive colour and being one of the few purple minerals. It occurs as solid lumps amongst other minerals.

Distribution: Stunning, richly coloured purpurites occur in the Sandamap pegmatites, famed for their beauty.

Composition: Phosphate.

Crystal system: Orthorhombic.

Lustre: Dull.

Streak: Reddish-purple.

Hardness: 4-4.5.

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.

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Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland

Uukwaluhdi Safari Lodge

North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.

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