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Mustard Bush

Trees of Namibia

Mustard bush (Salvadora persica) : This evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub stands from 2 to 4m tall, spreading to some 6m in diameter. It grows mainly in the drier western parts of Namibia from Epupa Falls and the Kunene River region south through Kaokoland to Damaraland, Brandberg, Erongo Mountains, Windhoek south to the Kalkrand area. Ephemeral watercourses attract this plant. The yellow-green colouring of the leaves are its most easily recognisable feature. The bark is pale brown and the small leaves flowers display mainly from July to October. A mature edible fruit is dark red to mauve.

The leaves of the mustard bush are browsed by livestock. It is also one of the most dominant plant species growing in the Namib Desert's riverine vegetation. Livestock and birds eat the fruit and the Topaz Tip butterfly is attracted to the leaves and flowers. A concentrated syrup can be made by boiling the fruit in water.

Young branchlets substitute for toothbrushes, an infusion of crushed roots can treat sick cattle, diarrhoea and some internal sicknesses in humans. German measles can also be treated by crushing and mixing young branchlets with water. The mustard bush is frost hardy and drought resistant.

Boulders Camp Wolwedans

This small luxury camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Lodge collection. It is situated around 45km south of the other lodges and therefore offers an insight into a different aspect of the NamibRand Nature Reserve

Greenfire Desert Lodge

A small intimate lodge in an amazing part of the Namib Desert. While the lodge can be used as a base from which to visit the dunes at Sossusvlei, the tranquil and beautiful environment make it a destination in it's own right

Wolwedans Dunes Camp

Dunes Camp is the simplest of the establishments on the Namib Rand reserve. Accommodation comes in the form of dome tents each with own bathroom.

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wooden units built on platforms overlooking the NamibRand Reserve. As with all the Wolwedans properties expect some of the best views in Namibia, great food and excellent service

Wolwedans Mountain View Suite

An upmarket extension to the Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Private Camp

Ever fancied your own house surrounded by nothing but the Namib Desert? This luxurious property gives you just that, and way more

Swakopmund Accommodation