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Desert lilies bloom

Desert lilies bloom

Community Reporter


HUNDREDS of Namibians flocked to the area of Maltahöhe on the edge of the Namib, the oldest desert in the world, to witness one of the wonders of nature – the blooming of the famous lilies of Sandhof.


The natural wonder only occurs when the pan at the farm Sandhof of Oliver Morgan fills up after very good rains in the drainage area.


Nelius Becker was one of the hundreds of visitors to witness the spectacle that is only visible for a few days and supplied Informantè readers with pictures.



The first bloom started earlier in the week and is expected to last at least until Monday.


The lilies cover an area of 700 hectares, depending on the amount of water covering the pan’s surface.


More visitors are expected on Sunday when travellers will also use the opportunity to explore rivers, as well as lodges that flooded in the area.


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