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Angolan Nettle

Trees of Namibia

Angolan nettle (Obetia carruthersiana): This is a deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub that grows up to 3m high. Rocky outcrops and mountain slopes are their main habitats in central and northern Namibian regions. The smooth bark is brown with young branchlets paler with darker flecks. Both upper and lower sides of the leaves are dark green. Tiny, greenish to white flowers bloom from August to December. The fruit is a nut which is encased in enlarged flower parts.

This plant is best avoided. As a nettle the stinging prickles on the stems and leaves will give off an extremely painful burning feeling when touched.

Ostrich Self Drive

3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari

Dune Lark Self Drive

3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area

Damara Tern Self Drive

3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour

Guinea Fowl Self Drive

4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing

Red-Knobbed Coot Fly Drive Safari

12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima

Swakopmund Accommodation