Saturday, 21 May 2011

Falling out of your tree

The Big Baobab pub, Limpopo, South Africa (
The Big Baobab pub, Limpopo, South Africa

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a bird, this South African pub in a tree perhaps approximates the experience. Despite its location, this watering hole in the province of Limpopo can accommodate around 50 people. The reason? Baobab trees, among the widest and oldest tree species in the world, start to hollow out naturally after 1,000 years - carbon dating has shown that this particular specimen is around 6,000 years old.
The naturally cool interior of the tree makes it the perfect place to sink a pint or two, and there's even a dartboard.

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