|Classification|||||A.04.1. Botany, Trees|
|Place|||||Gariganus Farm, Keetmanhoop|
|Site Environment|||||Farm and camping site. Granite formation "Giants Playground".|
|Instangible Aspects|||||The Quiver Tree lends its name from the San who used to manufacture quivers from the branches.|
|Current Use|||||Tourist attraction and camping site.|
|Refences|||||Official Gazette 1911, No. 130, 1955. Vogt, Andreas, "National Monuments in Namibia", Windhoek 2004, p. 23-24.|
|Legal Status|||||Declared as National Monument on 01.06.1955 by the Historical Monuments Commission for South West Africa (HMC).|
Consisting of 250-300 large Aloe dichotoma spread over an area of 500 by 500 yards. Information board and bronze plaque..
The quiver tree species was first discovered by the South African settler Simon van der Stel in 1685. The species was rediscovered by Thunberg and Masson in 1774 and named, Masson recorded vernacular name followed by Paterson who also described how they are used, Thomas baines saw tree in 1866 and drew a sketch on the spot, it is said to be the first representation in its natural setting.