10.05.2024 | Engelage Zuzana | Poslední aktualizace: 17.08.2023
Have you also read the book The Little Prince? Remember the planet with Baobab? When I was a kid, I thought I'd never see Baobab...and lo and behold! It was more than I expected.

The Musina Nature Reserve belongs to the baobabs!
The AFRICAN BAOBAB (Adansonia digitata) is one of 9 species of baobab trees native to the African mainland.
The reserve was established in 1926 to protect these special giants.
They can grow up to 25 metres and can reach a width of up to 28 metres.
The old story goes that a long, long time ago, the Gods were angry with humans and in their anger they pulled up the first Baobab tree with its roots and threw it back to Earth upside down. The other Baobabs then grew in this pattern. This is what a baobab looks like.
Some baobabs are thought to be thousands of years old, which is difficult to verify because the wood does not produce rings. The largest tree around Musina is estimated to be 4,500 years old.
Very old Baobabs form cavities in the trunk, which in ancient times were used as temporary shelter in bad weather, they were also used to store packages, something like a post office or even a small bar in some places 😊.

Zuzana, your South Africa guide

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