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Velvet Brandybush


The Velvet Brandybush (Grewia flava) is also known as the velvet raisin bush. It can be found throughout Namibia less for the Namib Desert. This is a fast-growing drought resistant shrub with characteristic velvety grey-green leaves and sweet-scented star-shaped yellow flowers which bloom from October to March.

The people of the Kalahari Desert find many uses for this plant such as eating the fruits, making beer, bows and arrows and walking sticks from the longer branches. Spoons, beads and chopsticks can be also be carved.

Game and stock eat the fruits and leaves. Various species of Bulbul, Thrush and Mousebirds eat the fruit and the larvae of the Spotted Velvet Skipper and White Cloaked Skipper butterflies feed on the leaves of this tree.

Desert Dune Safari

10 days - Travel in a combination of light aircraft & specially adapted safari vehicles to some of the most remote areas on the planet. This specialized safari gives travellers a unique insight into the desert areas of Namibia

Diverse Namibia Safari

10 days - small groups and knowledgeable guides define this exclusive safari. Accommodation is on several private concession areas and camps and highlights include Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Etosha National Park

Ultimate Namibia Safari

10 Days - Stay in good quality lodges while vising the highlights of central & northern Namibia, including the dunes at Sossusvlei, Damaraland & the Etosha National Park.

Northern Odyssey

7 Days - Visits Swakopmund, Damaraland, a Himba Village & the Etosha National Park. From Windhoek - Windhoek

Quick Trip Namibia

7 Days - manages to visit two of the most popular destinations in Namibia: Etosha & Sossusvlei. Departs and returns to Windhoek.

Southern Odyssey

7 Days - The Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon & Sossusvlei in a week. Departs & returns to Windhoek

Self Catering Namibia