Pikkie Gey van Pittius

Pikkie is a photographer with an extraordinary talent. Photography is her life’s passion. As photographer with years of experience, she treasures every moment and succeeds in capturing the finest detail of a wedding ceremony or a special occasion into a breathtaking story. There is no limit to her imagination and every photo collection of your special day can be described as moments treasured. Although situated in Pretoria, she is more than willing to travel to any other destination.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Giant Baobab - Limpopo Province, South Africa

This Giant Baobab tree is the worlds largest and oldest living tree.
It grows close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa and is a tourist attraction.
Her age is more than 2000 years and she is still growing at approximately one (1) cm per year.
In ancient times, kings, elders and leaders held meetings in the shade of the huge Baobab trees.
There were times when humans made homes inside her huge trunks.
The room inside her once served as a fridge for a bush bar during the gold rush days in Leydsdorp
The Baobab or Kremetart tree was declared protected tree under the Forest Act of 1941.
She consists of 80% moisture and stores up to 120,000 litres of water to endure harsh droughts.

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