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Red Umbrella Thorn

Trees of Namibia

Red umbrella thorn: The reddish-brown bark and the V-shape of this tree or shrub grows up to 5m high. Acacia reficiens prefer rocky or stony ground, characteristic with the north-west to the central-west region of Namibia, the Karstveld and the central Highlands.

Off-white flowers bloom from December or January but are present for most of the year. A plum-coloured under bark, dark-green leaves, straight or curved thorns and a flat, fruit pod are other noticeable features.

Baked seeds can be crushed into a powder with tobacco and uses as snuff. Small livestock and game browse the leaves and in some areas the spiny branches are used for fencing. Root extract is used to treat stomach complaints and is given to pregnant women prior to birth.

Ai-Aiba Lodge

Nestled in a conservation area in the majestic Erongo Mountains this property contains a wide selection of rock art. Activities here center around rock art and various guided walking trails serve as a good introduction to Namibian rock art

Epako Game Farm

A luxury lodge offering top notch rooms & facilities. Guided game drives and bush walks allow guests to thoroughly explore the area.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

One of our favourite lodges in Namibia - excellent accommodation, food and guided walks in beautiful surroundings make for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Etusis Lodge

A variety of activities are on offer at this lodge near Karibib. Accommodation ranges from camping and self-catering options to private bungalows

Hohenstein Lodge

Situated at the foot of the Hohenstein mountain, this lodge offers many hiking and climbing opportunities. It is also well situated to visit the Spitzkoppe Mountain

Kashana Lodge

A charming lodge in the town of Omaruru. With all the facilities you may require including a popular restaurant & bar

Klein Eden Guest Farm

Around 30km east of Omaruru this pretty little guest farms offers self catering units in a tranquil and pleasant environment

Swakopmund Accommodation