Sunland Baobab, a tree with a pub inside

Sunland Baobab is a huge baobab tree, very common species in South Africa. It is one of the largest baobabs of the country, with a circumference of about 47 meters and 22 meters high. In addition to its remarkable dimensions, the baobab is also one of the oldest trees of the earth; carbon dating was estimated at about 6000 years! The tree is located on a private farm, about four hours from Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa, and is one of the most visited tourist places in the area.

The Sunland Baobab is so large that there is enough space for a small pub inside, comfortably accommodating up to 15 people. But the interesting thing is that there wasn’t an artificial excavation to shelter this pub. The trunk of this remarkable species becomes naturally hollow inside when it reaches a certain age.

This is a great inspiration from nature to design and architecture.

Sunland Baobab, a tree with a pub inside | Inspiraze
Sunland Baobab, a tree with a pub inside | Inspiraze
Sunland Baobab, a tree with a pub inside | Inspiraze
Sunland Baobab, a tree with a pub inside | Inspiraze
Sunland Baobab, a tree with a pub inside | Inspiraze
Sunland Baobab, a tree with a pub inside | Inspiraze
Sunland Baobab, a tree with a pub inside | Inspiraze

Photo credits: Pieter Gertenbach, South African Tourism e Neil McCartney

Sources: site oficial, southafrica.net