Blue Cobas (Cyphostemma juttae) are also known as Tree Grape and are from the subfamily Vitaceae. They grow in bare, dry regions of the country from Arandis to Usakos, Erongo Mountains, the Otjiwarongo/Tsumeb/Grootfontein area and extending north to Opuwo.
This plant has large blue-green leaves on a short, wide trunk. A succulent, water is stored in this trunk to use in times of drought. The light green bark peels off in very thin flakes. Orange-red fruits ripen to a purple colour and grow in grape like bunches although they are not edible.
Blue Cobas is used in traditional medicines to heal fractures, wounds and to relieve pain. They attract birds, insects and butterflies, need lots of sunshine and as a succulent only a certain amount of watering. Flowers bloom in November.
A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements
A rustic option but closest situated to Epupa Falls, this site previously only provided campsites, but recently added rooms on stilts overlooking the river and falls
On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha
On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls
An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area
n great lodge in a remote location on the banks of the Kunene River, for those interesting in birding, relaxing or river rafting this lodge is an absolute must. Undoubtedly one of our favourite out of the way lodges
A campsite near the village of Opuwo
One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland
Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants
On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.
A comfortable tented camp, on the banks of the Kunene River, close to the Epupa falls
On the outskirts of Opuwo with has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis
Up-market luxury safari camp in a spectacuar setting overlooking the Kunene River. A range of activities are included and a highlight is a visit to the local Himba community