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Devil's Thorn

Plants of Namibia

Devil's thorn (Tribulus terrestris) is a herb that is widely distributed throughout southern Africa. It is a weedy, sprawling creeper and its small yellow flower is a familiar sight in Namibia. Neatly arranged, small leaflets compose of between 5 and 10 leaves and it bears a spiny fruit, hence the common name.

Unfortunately, Devil's Thorn can cause 'geeidikkop', a complex disease caught by sheep, probably due in some way to it being common in disturbed areas such as road reserves. There are 6 Tribulus species recorded in Namibia, present in almost all habitats.

Herbs of Namibia

Ai-Aiba Lodge

Nestled in a conservation area in the majestic Erongo Mountains this property contains a wide selection of rock art. Activities here center around rock art and various guided walking trails serve as a good introduction to Namibian rock art

Epako Game Farm

A luxury lodge offering top notch rooms & facilities. Guided game drives and bush walks allow guests to thoroughly explore the area.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

One of our favourite lodges in Namibia - excellent accommodation, food and guided walks in beautiful surroundings make for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Etusis Lodge

A variety of activities are on offer at this lodge near Karibib. Accommodation ranges from camping and self-catering options to private bungalows

Hohenstein Lodge

Situated at the foot of the Hohenstein mountain, this lodge offers many hiking and climbing opportunities. It is also well situated to visit the Spitzkoppe Mountain

Kashana Lodge

A charming lodge in the town of Omaruru. With all the facilities you may require including a popular restaurant & bar

Klein Eden Guest Farm

Around 30km east of Omaruru this pretty little guest farms offers self catering units in a tranquil and pleasant environment

Luderitz Accommodation