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Climbing Num Num


Climbing Num Num (Carissa edulis) is a dense, thorny plant with shiny dark-green foliage and large numbers of fragrant white/pink, jasmine-like flowers. They grow in warm woodland areas or scrub mainly in the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and Okavango Delta, north-eastern Kalahari Desert and along the Kavango River as far west as Rundu.

Grey Louries, Black-collared and Crested Barbets, Parrots and Glossy Starling all eat the fruits. Monkeys and baboons also eat the fruits and many species of moth larvae feed on the leaves. The tasty fruits can be made to make fruits and jellies or a home-made wine or vinegar.

Flowers bloom in the springtime and this plant is frost hardy, requires a moderate amount of water and plenty of sunshine.

Arnhem Cave Rest Camp

The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves

Eningu Clay House

Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome

Kiripotib Guest Farm

Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia

Sandune Lodge

Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.

Self Catering Namibia