Tree was included in the list of South African Champion Trees comparatively recently – in 2012.
Some images of this tree can be seen in the Website of Tumuga Game Ranches.
- Declared List of Champion Trees, Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, November 2012. Accessed: the 23rd July 2014
Swartwater Tree on the map
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|Location, GPS coordinates:||22.8615 S 28.2250 E (most likely location)|
|Where is located?||Africa, South Africa, Limpopo Province, near Swartwater Farm|
|Species:||Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.)|
|Crown diameter:||29.11 m|
Geologically South Africa is interesting with its unique mineral deposits providing some of the best diamond, gold, platinum ores and other highly valuable mineral resources.
The biodiversity of South Africa is unsurpassed in many respects but also very endangered.
Text and pictures document the life cycle of this amazing tree of the African savannah, and portrays the animals and people it helps to support
Standing tall on the sunburned plains of Africa and Australia, baobabs may be the oldest life forms on the planet. Many of the specimens still standing today have been around for well over two thousand years. Tremendous in size and bizarre in appearance, they have provided food, medicine, and places of refuge and worship to countless peoples, even serving as prisons and tombs on occasion. Long before European explorers opened up the African continent, the news of these “gnarled upside-down giants” had astonished the world of science and stoked the imagination of naturalists everywhere.