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Sun Hibiscus


Sun Hibiscus (Hibiscus calyphyllus) are also known as Wild Stockrose and belong to the subfamily Malvaceae. They inhabit forests and thickets in the Windhoek region, from Opuwo to Oshakati, Etosha National Park and some areas of the north Kalahari Desert. Bright sunny-yellow flowers have red to blackish centres on a background of large velvety or hairy leaves. A feature of the flowers is that they close in the early afternoon without re-opening.

Insects are attracted to the Sun Hibiscus such as butterflies and larvae of certain species of moth. Various birds species including flycatchers, robins and barbets are drawn to this plant as well. The flowers are sometimes cooked and eaten by locals in the Okavango Delta. Plants require lost of sunshine, moderate watering and are frost hardy.

Heinitzburg Castle

Romantic accommodation in an restored castle, a must for honeymoons. Also the finest (and most expensive) restaurant in Windhoek

Hotel Pension Thule

Situated in on a hilltop with commanding views over the Klein Windhoek valley

Hotel Safari

near Eros Airport on the southern outskirts of town lies this 3 star hotel

Olive Exclusive

a luxury boutique hotel, offering top range private suites. Great for honeymooners, luxury & exclusivity guaranteed.

Safari Court Hotel

large hotel complex on the outskirts of town - near the Eros Airport

Windhoek Country Club Resort

A large hotel and casino, situated next to the golf course on the outskirts of town

Windhoek Hilton Hotel

situated in central Windhoek this hotel has 154 rooms, a casino and several bars and dining areas

Self Catering Namibia