Herero Caper Bush
Trees of Namibia
Herero caper bush (Capparis hereroensis): This plant is endemic to the Namib Desert. A feature of this bush is that it appears to grow on the top of small sand dunes but in fact the dune evolves around the shrub first on a formation commonly known as a shrub-coppice. Gradually as the young Herero caper-bush develops, a build-up of sand develops around it. The bush then grows on the top of an ever-enlarging mound.
The bark is pale grey in colour with white-green branchlets. Straight spines grow upwards with lush green to yellow-green leaves. The white petals of the flowers are fairly large and bloom mainly from December to April although they can be found all year round. oryx, rodents and jackal eat the leaves, fruit and flowers and many species of butterfly are attracted to their flowers and leaves including Whites and Tips.
This small luxury camp is the latest addition to the Wolwedans Lodge collection. It is situated around 45km south of the other lodges and therefore offers an insight into a different aspect of the NamibRand Nature Reserve
Dunes Camp is the simplest of the establishments on the Namib Rand reserve. Accommodation comes in the form of dome tents each with own bathroom.
Wooden units built on platforms overlooking the NamibRand Reserve. As with all the Wolwedans properties expect some of the best views in Namibia, great food and excellent service
An upmarket extension to the Dunes Lodge
Ever fancied your own house surrounded by nothing but the Namib Desert? This luxurious property gives you just that, and way more