Nieuwoudtville Quiver Tree Forest in Bloom!
The majestic quiver trees (Aloe dichotoma) with their bright, sunny, yellow flower-heads are in flower! This is the perfect time to take beautiful photos as the flowers attract many birds, including sugar-birds that feed on the nectar produced by the flowers.
These extraordinary desert trees with their large succulent leaves have fascinated humans for as long as they have been around. The branches of the trees have been used by Bushman as quivers for their arrows and large trunks of dead trees were hollowed out and used as a natural fridge as the fibrous tissue of the trunk cooled the interior as the air passed through it.
Why not plan a well deserved break from all the hustle and bustle in your life? You will find the quiver tree forest a perfect place to re-center and unwind in nature.