Got 2 be there!
Issue 5 (November 2009) Every three to five years an incredible phenomenon occurs on fields close to Maltahohe.


After heavy summer rains early in the year, a vast pan or vlei of 800ha fills with about 40cm of water. A few days later lilies that have lain dormant for years push their way through the flood and bloom. It is an incredible sight. But, be warned, it lasts no longer than a week before the flowers wither, and are feasted on by an army of elephant beetles. Windhoek photographer Roy van der Merwe took this truly fabulous shot in February 2009 – the last time the lilies bloomed.


Maybe, just maybe, they will bloom again in 2010.

If they do… you should be there!

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