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Whip-stick Acacia

Trees of Namibia

Whip-stick acacia: This slender shrub grows a number of long, drooping, whip-like branches up to 5m high. Acacia robynsiana can be observed only in the rocky outcrops, mountain summits and slopes of Damaraland north and Kaokoland. Characteristics of this plant include reddish-brown bark, straight or curved thorns that develop in pairs and smooth olive-green leaves.

White to pale yellow flowers bloom from August to February and olive-brown seeds mature in a straight, yellowish-brown fruit pod. Not surprisingly the long stems of this shrub are used to make walking sticks.

Brandberg Rest Camp

Situated in the tiny town of Uis, this lodge acts as a gateway to the Brandberg Mountain and other parts of the Erongo Region

Brandberg White Lady Lodge

The author of this site does not know much, but is absolutely and completely convinced this is where Nelly the Elephant decided to live, after deciding to run away from the circus!

Swakopmund Accommodation