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Welcome to Gesserts Guesthouse
Relax in a quiet family atmosphere in this cosy bed and breakfast in the heart of Keetmanshoop. All bedrooms are spacious and have an en-suite bathroom, remote controlled air-conditioning and television.
They are lovingly decorated and all lead to the beautiful, shady garden with its sparkling swimming pool as the centre. The hosts are proud of serving the most comprehensive and stylish breakfast in the country.
There are good restaurants close by as well as a museum in the old church where the illustrated history of Keetmanshoop is on display. Worth a visit is the old Kaiserliche Postamt built in the year 1910, which now houses the Tourist Information.
About 13 km northeast of Keetmanshoop, lies the spectacular and much photographed Kokerboom or Quiver Tree Forest on the farm Gariganus. The site has been declared a National Monument.
The Quiver Tree or Kokerboom is indigenous to the hot and dry southern part of Namibia. The plants are succulents and can reach a height of up to 9 m. They have adapted to the extreme environmental conditions by storing water in their trunks.
The tree only blossoms for the first time after 20 to 30 years and can reach 300 years of age. The wood is very light and spongy inside, and because the trunk and branches can be easily hollowed out, they were used as quivers by the bushmen who formerly inhabited this area.