parkstepp: year old tree in South Africa called The Tree of Life. The boabab tree. Some hollowed out trunks have been used to provide shelter to as many as 40 people, it can hold up to liters of water, fibers from the bark can be turned.
When visiting Stellenbosch, South Africa a visit to Oom Samie se Winkel in Dorp Street is cult . can't leave Stellenbosch without popping in! (Translation: Unce Samie's Shop) It is an old fashioned shop, go have a look and buy some candy