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Blue Cobas


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.

Epupa Camp

A tented camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Epupa Falls Lodge

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

Fort Sesfontein

On the border between Kaokoland and Damaraland this fort was built at the same time as the fort of Namutoni in Etosha

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

On a hill above the Kunene river, the lodge has tremendous views of the surrounding area and looks towards the Epupa Falls

Khowarib Lodge

An excellent base from which to explore the Kaokoland area

Kunene River Lodge

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

Mopane Camp

A campsite near the village of Opuwo

Ohakane Lodge

One of the oldest lodges in the Kaokoland area, from here guest can visit Himba villages and other areas of interest in Kaokoland

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Near the tiny settlement of Puros, this luxury lodge offers you the ability to search for the desert adapted elephants

Okahirongo River Camp

On a hillside overlooking the Kunene River this small intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of 14 people.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp, on the banks of the Kunene River, close to the Epupa falls

Opuwo Country Lodge

On the outskirts of Opuwo with has beautiful views over Kaokoland -a real desert oasis

Serra Cafema

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

Self Catering Namibia