The Beautiful Quiver Tree Forest
The Quiver Tree Forest is a beautiful forest and a well-known tourist attraction of southern Namibia. It comprises about 250 specimens of Aloe dichotoma, a species of aloe that is also locally known as “quiver tree”. It is called “quiver tree” because Bushmen use its branches to make quivers. The forest is spontaneous. The tallest quiver trees are two to three centuries old.
The forest was declared a national monument of Namibia on June 1, 1995. The Giant’s Playground is another site of geological interest in the surroundings of the forest and it is also a tourist attraction. This geological site is a vast pile of large dolerite rocks. This tree is also known for looking like its upside down because the “leaves” look like they are the roots of the tree.