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African Sandalwood

Trees of Namibia

African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata): This plant bears very, small yellow-green flowers that bloom from February to April. A ripe stone-fruit is red to dark purple in colour. It grows in a variety of habitats, mainly in the mountainous areas in north-central and western Namibia extending south as far as the Bullsport region.

The bark on this plant is grey and branchlets grey-brown. The leaves are grey-green or blue-green. Male and female flowers grow on separate plants. This is not a favourite plant for animals to browse on and the bark was once used for tanning. The Cupreous Blue and Common Dotted Border butterflies are attracted to the African sandalwood.

Bullsport Guest Farm

The settlement of Bullsport is marked on nearly every map, however it consists of little more than this friendly guest farm. The owners are welcoming and eager to share their Namibian experiences. Great for hiking and horse riding.

Capricorn Rest Camp

A small, budget friendly, owner operated rest camp, with individual bungalows & campsites. Great for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

Naukluft Camp - Kudus Rus

Located in the mountainous Naukluft section of the Namib Naukluft Park, this is an ideal base for hikers or those wanting to relax at the crystal clear rock pools that amazingly exist in the desert environment

Neuras Wine Estate

One of the finest desert wine estates in the world can be found on the edge of the Namib Desert. The estate offers accommodation & wine tasting tours

Tsauchab River Camp

A small lodge on the banks of the Tsauchab River - an excellent place for walking and enjoying the surrounding scenery. Visitors are welcomed by an amazing arrary of metal sculptures

Zebra River Lodge

Another excellent place for hiking, in the Tsaris Mountains. If you want a genuinely warm welcome at a special lodge then this is an excellent choice. Zebra River can be used as a base for visits to the dunes at Sossusvlei, but is best used to relax and walk on the massive lodge property

Swakopmund Accommodation