Trees of Namibia
Ganna (Salsola): This plant is also called the saltbush. All species of the Chenopodiceae family are fairly similar to one another and almost impossible to distinguish. Beetroot and spinach belong to this family and are saline tolerant. The differences range from herbs to shrubs that can grow up to 3.5m. Their habitat range is fairly widespread and they grow in the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Walvis Bay, Luderitz and Fish River Canyon. Scattered population can be found in southern Namibia.
The stems and leaves are mainly a dull and light-green to greyish in colour. As the leaves are tightly grouped on the stems and shoots, they give off a 'knobbly appearance'. Small flowers are usually obscure because they are hidden in the leaf axils, near the tips of leafy stems and shoots. The larvae of the Tinktinkie Blue butterfly feed on the leaves of this plant.
An art gallery turned guest house - the Space is truly alternative and worth a visit if you are interested in philosophical conversation, innovative thinking and staying somewhere out of the norm.
Offers a variety of suites, luxury rooms and self catering units. Ideal for the business traveller or holiday maker
Very centrally located, includes traditional guest house accommodation as well as two separate self catering flats
Luxury accommodation with a personal touch.
Small, peaceful guesthouse in a well established part of town
15km outside of Swakopmund this elegant. pet friendly, guest house offers amazing views over the Namib Desert. Accommodation is in either guest house rooms or self catering units
Probably better suited to the business than the leisure end of the market
A well established owner managed guesthouse where emphasis is placed on environmental issues
A small owner run guest house which places an emphasis on offering quality personal service
Fresh, light & airy bed and breakfast in an upmarket and fairly centrally located area
A seven bed-room guest house offering personal attention
Well established, Swiss managed guesthouse which is always a popular choice. Offers good quality accommodation & occasional wine tasting nights
An intimate and sophisticated family-run boutique guesthouse offering comfortable accommodation. A highlight is that each of the en-suite rooms has a private fireplace.
A very popular choice, offers excellent rooms at extremely reasonable prices. Possibly best value for money in Swakopmund
Absolutely unique! Built on stilts into the Swakop River - many units offer great views. Feels more like a traditional country lodge rather than an establishment in a busy tourist town.
A well appointed guest house in the center of town
Centrally located self catering apartments offering a good selection of units (choose from studio, one, two or three bedroom units)
A variety of well appointed suites in a central location
A newer addition, situated in an old historic building near the town center. Expect attention to detail and Italian flair.
A family operated establishment which prides itself on offering guests both personal attention and privacy