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Baobab Tree


Baobab trees played an important cultural role in the Kingdom of Ombalantu. The community memory ensures that many trees have individual names and are associated with certain uses or events, whilst many served as `fortresses’ where people sheltered when the Kingdom was attacked.

The Ombalantu Baobab (Outapi): The tree was used as a hiding place during conflict and later a post office, a church and a kindergarten. It is now a Heritage centre and campsite.


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