Baobabs in Durban

Photographer Roger Jardine is looking for information on baobab trees in Durban.  While out of their natural habitat, there are a few of these majestic trees growing in the city.  He is documenting them in a book he is currently working on.  Trees already identified include those in Sea View, DHS, KwaMashu, Queensburgh, the ICC, the Botanical Gardens and Musgrave Centre.  Any other suggestions would be appreciated …

5 replies on “Baobabs in Durban”

Hi Roger there is a beautiful smallish baobab tree in a culdesac near Forest Drive, La lucia. I cannot remember the name of the road. I am not in SA at the moment but will be back at the end of July so if you are interested I could get the name of the road for you then. I am aware of the baobabs mentioned above except for the KwaMashu one. I would be very interested in getting the names of the roads of the baobabs in Sea View, Queensburgh and KwaMashu as I would love to visit them again and am not sure if I remember where they are. Gill

Hi Roger
There is a lovely Baobab at the entrance of North Point flats in Peter Mokaba road. That is just above the top portion of Burman Drive (Puntans Hill area).
If you takea pic of the flowers please send me one.

Hi Mick
We are a herbal product and services company based in Wellington, Western Cape. We are collaborating with a local university to collect indigenous species samples and herbaria samples by 15 Dec 2017. Because of the strict access and benefit sharing laws and the time we have to complete the collection, we are looking for access from private land owners – private gardens, hotels etc. Would you be willing to assist us with this sampling in the next couple of weeks?

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