“My Quiver Tree” protecting nature of the Naukluft Mountains
Green adoption: “Adoptive parents” can select their quiver tree and will be mentioned (if desired) on the label of the tree on the map, in the photo caption in the image gallery and in the list of sponsors at the bottom of this page. On top of 25% discount for a stay at BüllsPort during the time of their sponsorship, they can get a free Quiver Tree Gorge Hike, including drive onto the Naukluft plateau and pick-up at the end of the gorge.
Golden adoption: “Adoptive parents” have their own quiver tree and give it a name. In addition to their name on the label of the tree and in the list of sponsors they can have a link to their website or Facebook page. Of course they are entitled to a 25% discount for stays at BüllsPort and a free Quiver Tree Gorge Hike during their time of sponsorship.
Why you want to adopt a quiver tree:
- To help personally and directly to protect around 43 km² of nature in the Naukluft Mountains…
- … which is the home of mountain zebra, klipspringer, kudu, oryx, springbok, warthog, rock dassie, baboon, jackal and leopard as well as over 200 species of birds…
- … and the homeland for survival artists of the rain-poor Nama Karoo biome such as the Bushman candle, resurrection bush, moringa tree or quiver tree.
- To help secure the jobs of the staff in nature conservation and to maintain the income for their families.
Why BüllsPort needs your support for its nature conservation:
- Because the protection of 43 km² of almost untouched nature cannot be fully financed by our farm and our small lodge. More about our nature conservation work you can find here.
- Because years of drought have forced us to reduce our herd of cattle and tap into our reserves to invest in sheep (which bring in less income, but do find more food as they also eat leaves and twigs).
- Because Corona brought the guest operations to a standstill in March 2020 and BüllsPort Lodge & Farm now has no income to finance nature conservation.
How to adopt a quiver tree? - That's easy...
- Decide which adoption suits you best: the yellow, green or golden category? The different benefits are listed in the next paragraph (“what to look forward to…”).
1. Yellow (like the quiver tree’s stem): N$ 2,000 – You will join the circle of adoptive parents for Tree 001 (“Team BüllsPort”).
2. Green (like the quiver tree’s crown): N$ 5,000 – Pick your quiver tree on the map or in the photo gallery, and write down its number. Only trees that have not yet been adopted are available.
3. Golden (like the quiver tree’s umbel): N$ 10,000 – Select your quiver tree on the map or in the photo gallery, write down its number, and give it a name. Only trees that have not yet been adopted are available.
Current rate of exchange (1 N$ = 1 South African Rand).
- Please download and fill in the adoption form with credit or debit card authorisation.
- Kindly scan and send it to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- As soon as we have received the amount, you will receive a confirmation from us. You have then officially adopted your quiver tree – and a lot to look forward to!
- Each adoption is valid for two years. This applies to all adoption categories. The start date is the receipt of the donation.
What to look forward to once you have adopted your quiver tree...
… regardless of which category of adoption you decided for:
- Feeling great about your good deed for the nature and the people of the Naukluft Mountains.
- A personal certificate of adoption, which we will send you as a PDF document.
- Regular news from the world of the Naukluft Mountains, concerning nature conservation and other developments on BüllsPort (Facebook, website, a quarterly newsletter).
- A discount of 25% on the rate for bed, dinner and breakfast at BüllsPort Lodge & Farm during the time of your sponsorship. You can also pass this discount on to someone planning a tour through southern Namibia (does not apply to tour operators, but only to private individuals who book directly with Büllsport).
- Should you visit BüllsPort Lodge & Farm during the term of your sponsorship: A possible personal “meeting” and a selfie with “your” tree! On a hike to the Quiver Tree Gorge.
… and depending on the category of adoption:
- Yellow adoptions (N$ 2,000) – Your name will appear (if desired) on the list of sponsors at the bottom of this page.
- Green adoptions (N$ 5,000) – You can select your tree. Your name will be mentioned (if desired) on the label of the tree on the map, in the caption of the picture in the image gallery and on the list of sponsors. Should you visit BüllsPort during your sponsorship, we treat you with a free Quiver Tree Gorge Hike, including drop-off on the Naukluft plateau and pick-up at the end of the gorge.
- Golden adoptions (N$ 10,000) – You have your own tree which will be indicated on the map with the name of your choice. Your name will be stated in the label of the tree on the map, in the caption of the picture in the image gallery and in the list of sponsors at the bottom of this page. In addition you can get a link to your website or Facebook page in the label and in the list of sponsors. Ideal (not only) for companies. In case of visiting BüllsPort during your sponsorship, you will enjoy a free Quiver Tree Gorge Hike, including scenic drive onto the Naukluft plateau and pick-up at the end of the gorge.
And why the quiver tree, of all plants?
- The quiver tree represents like no other plant the pristine nature of the Naukluft mountains, which BüllsPort Lodge & Farm has protected for decades.
- With its economical water consumption and precautionary measures by storing water in the stem, branches and leaves, the quiver tree (like BüllsPort) can survive longer periods of drought.
- With its blossom in the middle of the dry season, the quiver tree (like BüllsPort) proves an unswerving trust in better times to come.
- The quiver tree is one of Namibia’s national symbols, the heraldic plant of Namibia’s South and one of the symbols of Namibian tourism.
- The quiver tree also stands for nature as the basis of human existence. Original inhabitants made quivers from it.
- The quiver tree is the most distinctive tree in the Naukluft Mountains.
- And who do you think gave the famous Quiver Tree Gorge Trail at BüllsPort its name? 😉
A BIG Thank-You…
|QT 001 - Anonymous/Anonym: 5||Anonymous/Anonym: 1||Anonymous/Anonym: 2|
|Thilo S.||QT 002 - Anke G.||QT 008 - Ellen Carbo|
|Gesine S.||QT 004 - Benedikt Bitter-Schwalenstöcker||QT 029 - Eifelfreunde|
|Benjamin Affolter||QT 005 - Meike Klepper||QT 031 - Bush Telegraph Namibia|
|Petra & Frank||QT 006 - Inge Plass||QT 057 - Proud Grandma & Grandpa|
|QT 007 - Anonymous|
|QT 020 - Hauke S.|
|QT 024 - Georg E.|
|QT 027 - Peter Gottke|
|QT 028 - Doris Fredrich|
|QT 053 - Christian Schlaga|
|QT 055 - Sönke S.|
|QT 060 - Beate & Fred Schambil|
|QT 061 - Gabi Haupt|
|QT 063 - Jutta E.|
|QT 064 - Peter Esser|
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