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Namibia


Round-leaved Teak

Trees of Namibia

Round-leaved teak (Pterocarpus rotundifolius): This deciduous tree can grow up to 20m high, but 10m is more common. It grows in Kalahari sands and in the stony areas of north-west Namibia near Epupa Falls and the Hartmann's and Baynes Mountains. The bark is dark-grey to brown and the older branches a dark-grey as well and the leaves are pale green with a greyish tinge. Beautiful bright yellow sweet-scented flowers bloom from October to December, rain dependant. The round fruit pod is dark brown as are the seeds.

Many species of game and livestock browse the leaves. A low quality yellowish wood has brown annual rings and is used by locals to make household wares. The larvae of the Bushveld Charaxinae uses this tree as a host-plant.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park

Swakopmund Accommodation