This is the largest species of aloe found in Namibia, growing up to 13m high. They are an extremely rare plant, with only 7 known locations in the country, all north of the Orange River. Their yellow flowers are similar to those of A. ramosissima and Aloe dichotoma (or the quiver tree) but the inflorescence always hangs down with the lower leaves then turning upwards. Branching of the trunk, also known as 'forking' is fairly high. Branches always grow from these 'forking' positions.
Flowers bloom from September to October. There is a similarity between A. pillansii and A. dichotoma, but Quiver Trees have thicker trunks, multi-branched and are far more widespread in their distribution range. Extreme weather conditions may affect A. dichotoma's appearance, hence the confusion.
Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures
An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm
Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post
The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia
A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment
Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.