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Namaqua Rock Fig

Trees of Namibia

Namaqua rock fig (Ficus cordata): This tree grows from 8 to 12m high and scattered populations grow in dry and mountainous areas of the country, usually on hill slopes, gorges, kloofs or near springs. The distribution range is varied and includes Otavi, Grootfontein and Tsumeb region, Epupa Falls, Kaokoland, Damaraland, Windhoek, Okahandja, south into the Namib Desert as far as the Fish River Canyon and central Orange River areas.

The bark is pale grey, older branches change to pale brown with yellow hairs, whilst younger branchlets are yellow with white hairs. Leaves are dark green. Figs grow at the end of the branches and are a yellow-green colour when ripe, which is mainly from August to October and from April to May.

Insects are attracted to the leaves and fruit. Unfortunately infestation is rife, although this doesn't stop livestock and birds eating them. The bark is used for tanning leather in north-western Namibia

Dornhugel Guest Farm

Situated north-east of Grootfontein this serves as an gateway between the Caprivi and central Namibia

Fiume Lodge

Around 80km north of Grootfontein this lodge acts as a gateway to Namibia's north east (the Kavango & Zambezi Region)

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Gabus Game Ranch

Ten kilometers outside of Otavi this lodge offers a relaxing environment and is ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and birders

Ghaub Nature Reserve & Farm

Initially a Christian mission station this property was converted into a lodge in 1999. The Ghaub caves are an excellent opportunity to get dirty while exploring a fascinating cave system - the lodge provides a guide and necessary equipment

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Horse riding, game and beautiful surroundings are just some of the reasons to stay at this lodge

Khorab Safari Lodge

A convenient stop close to Otavi

Kupferquelle Resort

Large resort offering a restaurant, bar and Olympic sized pool in Tsumeb

Makalani Hotel

Situated near the center of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.

Minen Hotel

A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.


Close encounters of the wild side - experience the Namibian veld on foot with Bruno, an enigmatic & knowledgeable guide

Ohange Lodge

10 peaceful chalets provide accommodation at this lodge just north of Otavi

Paradise Rest camp

a campsite in a rural setting 80km north of Grootfontein on the main road towards Rundu & the Zambezi Region

Peace Garden Lodge

Basic accommodation just a few kilometers from the town of Grootfontein

Roy's Camp

An eclectic lodge, allows for visits to a San community as well as offering reasonably priced overnight accommodation

!Uris Safari Lodge

Situated 20km west of Tsumeb

Zum Potjie

Between Otavi and Tsumeb.

Swakopmund Accommodation