River Stars (Gomphostigma virgatum) inhabit riverine forest and closed woodland. They can also be observed along rivers and in rocky stream beds. Their Namibian distribution is from around Rehoboth north through the Windhoek and Okahandja regions to Otjiwarongo. This plant can also be found along the central sections of the Orange River and the Fish River Canyon.
This is a grey plant with long, thin weeping branches tapering at the tips. Star-like flowers, often called scented 'confetti' grow on the branch ends. They require plenty of sunshine and water, attract insects and butterflies and flower from November to March.
A selection of rooms and bungalows surround this large lake. This is a good place to stay if you are looking for complete relaxation, perhaps at the end of the trip before driving to the Windhoek International Airport (which is about 1.5 hours drive away)