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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Gannabos Quiver Tree Forest Nieuwoudtville - part 3 of 3

If you are looking for a place where time stands still, come to the Ancient treasure of South Africa's floral heritage, Gannabos near Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape.  

The name Quiver comes from the Khoisan who would come to this forest prior to a big hunt, to source these hollow branches for a holder of their poisoned hunting arrows.  These trees made excellent holders for the hunters tools, hence the name it is famous for : Quiver Trees.  The scientific name is Aloe Dichotoma.  We would love to have been here for an evening photo, but time was not on our side.

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