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Posted on: Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The Big Baobar

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Sunland Nursery in Modjadjiskloof has so much more to offer than plants. Here you can purchase a number of well cared for trees, plants and flowers including 7 different types of mango trees, bamboo, 20 varieties of palms and ornamentals at wholesale prices.

The nursery itself is 3 hectares and is surrounded by Leopard trees and shaded net. While you are here, you go Quad Biking, bring your own Quad Bike and race along the purpose built tracks on the farm.

The Nursery is situated on Sunlands Farm which is at the foot of the Modjadji Cycad Reserve in Limpopo. When Doug and Heather bought the farm, there was a large Baobab Tree on the property that had been there for years, Doug figured that if the Baobab could survive all this time, so would a number of other trees, and they set to work.




This thriving nursery is popular amongst locals and tourists and one of the main reasons is because of the Baobab Tree. Carbon dating was done on the tree to estimate its age and to their surprise, the tree is around 6000 years old, making it older that the Giza Pyramids. The Baobab is 47 meters in circumference and a whopping 22 meters high.

The owners of the nursery had a marvelous idea and decided to clear out the hollow centre of the large tree, moving out compost build up and revealing the floor a meter or so below ground level.  Voortrekker and Bushman evidence was also found during the clear out.

A square vent was made in the trunk to act as a door and a pub was built inside. This is the first and only bar, built inside a Baobab, hence the name, The Big Baobar!

This magnificent tree is rather exciting to visit, who can say that they have been inside a tree to order a beer? Not only is the tree home to some fabulous beverages but it is also home to a number of birds and a couple of owls.




Destination Info

Stay: hotels in Modjadjiskloof
Or: accommodation in Limpopo
See: popular attractions in Limpopo

Contact Sunland Nurseries

Address: Modjadjiskloof Road, Modjadjiskloof, Valley of the Olifants, Limpopo
Telephone: +27 (0)15 309-9039

Michelle Rawlinson


Michelle has a huge love for all things aquatic, particularly marine life. Her main passion lies with Great White Sharks, although she is interested in all marine species and their well-being. She volunteers at the Two Oceans Aquarium in her spare time and would spend all her time by the sea or surrounded by nature if possible. After spending 7 years in the United Kingdom, she has returned back home to Cape Town to be nearer to her family and to her ‘favourite place in the world’. She enjoys camping, fishing, watching rugby and going out with her friends and family to try out new restaurants and bars.

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