Plants of Namibia
The window plant (Fenestraria rhopalophylla) is endemic to the southern Namib Desert. It grows mainly in a sandy plain habitat, although it can occasionally be found on gravel plains. The particular species of Fenestraria, yields beautiful large white flowers and are produced during the winter months.
Most of the window plant's body is submerged in the sand with only the tip of the leaves on view. The name comes from the clear window that remains between the leaves and the ground.
Fenestraria rhopalophylla is a protected species on Namibia's red list and is classed as vulnerable.
A lovely country hotel in the small village of Aus
Self-catering, rock bungalows on the Klein Aus Vista property. As Eagles Nest has no restaurant facilities guests are welcome to use the restaurant at Desert Horse Inn. This is a beautiful place to spend a few nights enjoying the beauty of southern Namibia
Named after the desert horses which are one of the main reasons for visiting the area, this is the more main stream lodge on the Klein Aus Vista property