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.
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
10 bedroom guest house near the main B1 road in Mariental
Large; budget friendly 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
Interested in gliding? Then this is the lodge for you
On the private Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve.
Really only suitable for fisherman - until renovations happen it is probably best not to subject yourself to this.
Tends to cater for larger groups, but the low rates make it attractive for those looking to save some money.
Small self catering establishment in the Kalahari town of Stampriet
New addition to the area - small well run lodge in an attractive area
A 12 room lodge situated in a nature reserve and set amongst the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert
A wonderful owner managed guest house in the village of Stampriet. An eclectic mix of local antiques & warm hospitality enhance your stay.
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.
A tented lodge, built on the small red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.
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.