Oldest tree: There is a way scientists tell how long matters have been in existence. This method is called Carbon-dating. The Baobab trees usually have a very long life span.
They can live for as long as 3,000 years. The Baobab trees are known for having a large trunk which is like the size of 6 massive trees. Some of them have hollows in the trunk.
The Baobab is also referred to as the upside-down tree because their branches look so much like roots. They are a great source of legend and folklore.
The Tree Bar In South Africa
South Africa’s oldest Baobab tree (aka the tree of life) in Africa is located on Sunland (platland) in Limpopo province of South Africa.
And has lived for nearly 2,000 years. It is South Africa’s oldest tree. Within its hollow trunk, there used to be a bar.
A look inside the tree bar.
It became a tourist centre in 1993 when the owners of the bar, Henther and Doug Van Heerden made a deeper hollow in the tree. A door was placed in a squared off natural vent in the trunk.
There are draft beer, seats and a music system inside the bar. Record has it that 60 people once attended a party inside the tree bar.
Though the bar is no more in use. It closed in 2017 when the tree split and a large part of the bar was gone.