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Aloe striata ssp. karasbergensis


The name of this species was recently changed from A. karasbergensis to the present name because there were too many similarities to a southern African species, A. striata. One of the most distinctive differences were lines on the insides of the leaves of the Namibian subspecies. There are various habitats and locations plant lovers can view this species. Unfortunately sightings in the Karas Mountains are rare, as they are westward towards the Namib escarpment. They can be seen in some parts of the BethaniŽ region, the Naukluft Mountains, the Huns Mountains with a few specimens having been recorded in the Sperrgebiet as well.

As they are fairly adaptable, seeds grow quite easily, although the flowers are not so attractive as others. They do grow fairly large and specimens may be difficult to garden. Flowers bloom from January to February and anytime of the year in pot plants.

Bullsport Guest Farm

The settlement of Bullsport is marked on nearly every map, however it consists of little more than this friendly guest farm. The owners are welcoming and eager to share their Namibian experiences. Great for hiking and horse riding.

Capricorn Rest Camp

A small, budget friendly, owner operated rest camp, with individual bungalows & campsites. Great for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

Naukluft Camp - Kudus Rus

Located in the mountainous Naukluft section of the Namib Naukluft Park, this is an ideal base for hikers or those wanting to relax at the crystal clear rock pools that amazingly exist in the desert environment

Neuras Wine Estate

One of the finest desert wine estates in the world can be found on the edge of the Namib Desert. The estate offers accommodation & wine tasting tours

Tsauchab River Camp

A small lodge on the banks of the Tsauchab River - an excellent place for walking and enjoying the surrounding scenery. Visitors are welcomed by an amazing arrary of metal sculptures

Zebra River Lodge

Another excellent place for hiking, in the Tsaris Mountains. If you want a genuinely warm welcome at a special lodge then this is an excellent choice. Zebra River can be used as a base for visits to the dunes at Sossusvlei, but is best used to relax and walk on the massive lodge property

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