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Hecate Dropwing

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Hecate Dropwings (Trithemis hecate) occur mainly at sections of swampy rivers and oshanas. There is also a large population habituating a spring-fed reservoir in the Otavi Mountains. Hekate is the Greek Goddess of Magic and the Dead.

Distribution: Widespread in the north of the country, Kwando and Kavango River systems, Tsumkwe, Tsaobis and the Von Bach Dam near Okahandja.

Colouration: Black appearance with only small yellow streaks on the abdomen. Males have a very dark blue pruinosity with a purplish-blue frons.

Breeding: Males fly along the vegetation of the water's edge in search of females.

Flight season: November to June.

Conservation: Not threatened.

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

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