Things To Do in KeimoesKoms Quiver Tree Nursery
Where? Keimoes, Northern Cape, South Africa
When? Please enquire.
How? Call +27 (0)54 464-0195
How much? Free to browse
The Koms Quiver Tree Nursery celebrates the natural abundance of the Northern Cape of South Africa, stocking a wide variety of the protected species Aloe dichotoma, also known as the quiver tree. This plant is one that characterises the South African landscapes, dots its horizons, and flanks its major highways. This plant is indigenous to South Africa and Namibia.
This nursery and its initiative are under license from the Department of Environment and Nature Conservation, ensuring that the plants are cared for and maintained optimally and responsibly.
Koms Quiver Tree Nursery was established in 2005, and still has some of the original seedlings planted in that year, which have blossomed into large, impressive trees. The quiver trees range in ages and sizes, from little seedlings that are just beginning their journey into this world, to trees of about seven years old, which have reached heights of a metre or more. Learning about these aloes is fascinating, renewing the visitors’ appreciation of the majestic vegetation of Africa.
Koms Quiver Tree Nursery is happy to supply buyers from all over South Africa. They can export the plants to buyers from other countries around the world too. The staff members of the nursery will even arrange all of the necessary import/export documentation for the convenience of the clients.
A visit to this nursery is not complete without learning about the history and care of this extraordinary plant, and finished off with a hot cup of coffee before heading off with some new trees.
This nursery is situated in Keimoes, a small town on the Orange River. It is about six hours from Bloemfontein and over eight hours from both Johannesburg and Cape Town.