The spectacular quiver tree forest is also right next to the lodge and is any photographer’s dream. Some of the Aloe trees in this forest are estimated to be between 200 and 300 years old. The name of the quiver tree comes from the pliable bark that was used to make quivers by the early Bushmen hunters. These fascinating trees are also called “kokerbome” and only begin to flower for the first time when they are 20 to 30 years old. This particular forest has now been declared a national monument.
The Quivertree Forest Rest Camp, located on the farm Gariganus just 13 km north-east of Keetmanshoop on road M29, offer tourists comfortable accommodation amid a pristine Namibian landscape. On the farm visitors can explore the ancient and famous Quivertree Forest and the dolerite rock formations of the Giants Playground at their leisure.