Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground, Keetmanshoop

2.9
#1 of 6 in Fun & Games in Namibia
An unusual landscape of odd trees that look like they have been turned upside down, Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground shelters a species of aloe traditionally used to produce quivers. Note that the tallest trees are older than two centuries, while the massive boulders surrounding them date back 180 million years. Make Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground a part of your Keetmanshoop vacation plans using our Keetmanshoop visit planner.
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  • First we drove to the Playground of the Giants. But they really let off the cake. The walk was very nice and super photo motifs. Cheetah feeding at Quivertree Forest Lodge, where tickets for the Giants playground were also available, is recommended. A lot of information and you could actually put in the enclosures to take photos. Really cool. Afterwards we drove to the quiver tree forest for the sunset. This with an overwhelming panorama. The Quiver Tree Forest is an area declared a National Monument in 1955, with about 250 trees standing. Double impressive in the evening sun.
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  • We were in the area and thought that you could take the stop with us anyway. We arrived in the afternoon and bought the tickets from a gentleman who also has a campsite at Quivertree Forest. When we wanted to drive our car further up to the Forest, it didn't start anymore. We got start-up help from the owner and after phone calls with the agency we had to go to the workshop in Ketmanshop. This incident certainly took us 2 hours and it was very late afternoon. So we kindly asked if we could still see both the next day, it was already paid. We received a clear 'no'. We would then have to pay again. Incomprehensible and unfundamental for us to this day, we had previously noticed that we had a car breakdown and had not chosen it. Out of spite, we quickly visited both. It's nice. But in the area there are such rock formations and quiver trees (in perhaps not so high concentration) but just as beautiful. For us absolutely no must in Namibia. I also recommend the Mesosaurus Camp to stay overnight. There you have both rocks and quivertrees and it is fantastically beautiful there. Because no one else in Namibia has met us so unkindly. The owner also keeps cheetahs in a small cage. You can watch the feeding here. I think anyone who seriously thinks this is a good thing simply has not understood Africa. Wild animals have there (and nowhere else) just nothing to look for in a far too small enclosure for touring. In Africa, I find this even stranger. Unfortunately, we have also seen this too late. That alone would be a reason for me to give up Quiver Tree unf Giants Playground in the future. I don't have to support people like that.
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