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Grey Camelthorn

Trees of Namibia

Grey camelthorn: The grey camelthorn (Acacia haematoxylon) only grows to the south-east to central east regions on red Kalahari sand. This tree does grow in places with the camelthorn tree and they often hybridise. The silver-grey foliage and drooping branches are often a feature on hummocks, sandy plains and dunes.

Features include straight thorns, dark grey to dark brown bark and grey-brown branchlets. The leaves are olive green and yellow flowers bloom from November to March. When mature the fruit pod will open and the fruit wall can be eaten . The hardwood of the heart of this tree is blood red in colour, hence the scientific name. An edible resin seeps from the bark.

Africa Safari Lodge

only 25 kilometers west of Mariental this lodge promises an interesting safari experience. With over 19 game species including white rhino on the property, those seeking wildlife in this arid area are unlikely to be disappointed

Anandi Mariental Guesthouse

10 bedroom guest house near the main B1 road in Mariental

Auob Lodge

Large; budget friendly lodge.

Bagatelle Kalahari Lodge

Excellent lodge in the Kalahari Desert, offers accommodation in units made of straw bales or wood. Bagatelle proves to be consistently popular with guests

Bitterwasser Lodge & Flying Center

Interested in gliding? Then this is the lodge for you

Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge

On the private Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve.

Hardap Dam Resort

Really only suitable for fisherman - until renovations happen it is probably best not to subject yourself to this.

Kalahari Anib Lodge

Tends to cater for larger groups, but the low rates make it attractive for those looking to save some money.

Indigo Self Catering

Small self catering establishment in the Kalahari town of Stampriet

Kalahari Farmhouse

New addition to the area - small well run lodge in an attractive area

Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

A 12 room lodge situated in a nature reserve and set amongst the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert

Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp

The meerkat or suricate is a small mammal which inhabits the Kalahari - we do not know why this lodge is named after them. Perhaps if you stay here and find out you can tell us and then we can make this slightly more descriptive.

Teufelskrallen Tented Lodge

A tented lodge, built on the small red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.

Zebra Kalahari Lodge

The third lodge on the Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve (along with Suricate & Camethorn Lodges). The Kalahari is absolutely magnificent and really should be a part of any visit to Namibia.

Swakopmund Accommodation