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Chinese Lanterns


Chinese Lanterns (Nymania capensis) prefer the poor, well-drained soils in hot dry areas in southern Namibia regions such as the Fish River Canyon, southern Kalahari Desert extending north to Windhoek and on to Otavi, Tsumeb and Grootfontein. They grow best on a very steep slope where their dark-pink bell-shaped flowers, with inflated pink-red seed pods and small leathery leaves, stand the best chance of surviving.

The flowers bloom from July and attract a variety of sunbirds and honeybees. Chinese Lanterns are frost hardy, require plenty of sunshine and do not need much watering or rain.

Casa Blanca Guest House

a boutique hotel in the southern suburbs

Elegant Guest House

a luxurious six bedroom establishment

Galton House

Recently opened guest house in a quite upmarket suburb. Offers meals & excellent service

Jordani B&B

in the quiet suburb of Olympia

Londiningi Guest House

An owner run guest house located in a well established suburb

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Well established guest house in a suburban setting

Rivendell Guest House

Offers some of the best value for money accommodation in Windhoek

Terra Africa Guest House

situated in the suburb of Olympia this guest house also doubles as a small art gallery

Utopia Boutique Hotel

in the suburb of Klein Whindoek this boutique hotel shares grounds with one of Windhoek's most popular restaurants and a health spa

Villa Violet Bed & Breakfast

a small well designed B&B in a popular upmarket suburb

Villa Vista Guest House

a beautiful, owner-run guest house in a quiet subburb, within walking distance of several eateries

Self Catering Namibia