Named after a smelly shepherd's tree
that grows near it, this small spring provides sweet tasting water, but tends to dry up as the dry season progresses 1
The locals used the tree's berries for food1
It is one of Etosha national park
's natural waterholes, fed by rain water.
It sits on lower ground than its surroundings, but unlike most in the park, shrubs grow right up to the water's edge.What to do there
Game drives and game viewingBest time to visit
Just after the rainy seasons of December to March, when it still is full and water is scarce in other parts of the park.
Location of Noniams waterhole
Its sits near the road from Halali camp
to Goas waterhole
, amidst the shrublands on Etosha national park's eastern end.
Further down the same road — when coming from the north and Goas waterhole, is a T-junction with one road heading west to Elandsdraai koppie
and the other to Koinseb waterhole
.How to get there
By road — about a half hour's drive east of Halali camp.References
1. H.H. BERRY et al. (1997) Origin and meanings of place names in the Etosha National Park, Namibia. Available at: http://www.the-eis.com (Accessed: 6 August 2019)