The Limpopo Baobab Tree
Baobab tree is the icon of Africa. Often called the ‘up side down
tree’ because of it’s haphazard branches, it is however one of the most
magnificent trees on the African plains. The baobab tree dots the
landscape of Limpopo with its majestic presence and seeing this tree in
its natural environment is a must for every tourist who comes to South
people protect the tree because of it’s importance in their daily lives.
The tree provides shelter from the sun, it’s leaves can be eaten like
spinach, it’s fruit provide a rich source of Vitamin C, it’s bark can be
used to make rope and its seeds for making oil.
every Baobab tree live a host of animals. Monkeys clamber up its
branches, leopards are sometimes seen resting on a limb, parrots and
hornbills nest in holes in the tree and bats eat the pollen from the
Where it all started
years ago I made a Baobab tree for Christmas when I could not get hold of
the traditional pine tree to decorate. The tree that I made captured
the imagination of everybody who visited me and I soon got an order for an
almost life-size tree to display in a shopping centre. From here on
the orders started rolling in and I have not looked back. I now
produce trees for local curio shops, lodges and corporate companies.
I am now looking at the European market including exhibiting at the
‘Artigiano in Fiera’, Italy.
production of these Baobab trees has now become my passion. This has
allowed me to create jobs and to develop the creative skills of artists in
the local community.
How the trees can be used
trees are ideal to be used as indoor décor in rooms and areas where one
wants to create a sense of Africa. They can also be used as ‘African
trees come in a variety of sizes: 10cm, 25cm, 50cm, 1m, 1 ½ m and larger.
Prices vary with size and cost of transport and packaging.
Baobab Trees are designed, created and inspired by Sandra Boshoff.
tree is handmade and treated with SABS approved Methyl Bromide