Gregory McKenzie, who helped in the redesign of our website, was in South Africa recently and stopped by Limpopo’s Big Tree, – a very special and spectacular natural attraction just north of a town called Thohoyandou in the lovely Limpopo province of South Africa. Low and behold he came upon an outing of classic Citroëns at the tree. His mom, Julie Wilkin, took these shots.
The Big Tree is a breathtakingly beautiful 3,000 year old baobab that towers majestically over the terrific Thohoyandou landscape. The tree’s immense trunk has a circumference of roughly 47m and an estimated diameter of about 15.9m, making it the largest baobab in South Africa.
The African baobab, also known scientifically as the Adansonia digitata and informally as the boab, the boaboa, the bottle tree, the upside-down tree, or the monkey bread tree, is wholeheartedly African and is steeped in tribal legend and folklore. The bulbous baobab with its gorgeously gnarled bark is revered in many African cultures for many different reasons. It is said that ancient kings, elders, and leaders used to hold important tribal meetings beneath a baobab’s boughs, hoping that the ancient tree’s wisdom would be bestowed upon the decision-makers of the community.