A bar behind bark: Have a pint inside a giant hollow tree

Trees are great for climbing, hanging tire swings, oozing out sap and… having a drink in?!

There’s a giant baobab tree in South Africa known as “Sunland Baobab.” The tree is famous for a number of reasons. First, it’s size. At a height that’s said to reach 22-metres, with a circumference of up to 47-metres, the tree is believed to be the largest on the continent.

Meanwhile, carbon dating puts the tree’s age around 6000-years-old, which means besides being the largest tree in South Africa, it’s also one of the oldest in the world.

And while its incredible size and age would be enough to garner the tree plenty of attention, the fact that its hollowed inside is home to a small pub certainly contributes to its stardom.

“The trunk of this remarkable species is naturally hollow,” reads an article on AmusingPlanet.com. “The small pub inside the tree was created in 1933, and if you visit it today you will still be served a drink. The bar has 13-foot high ceilings and can comfortably fit 15 people inside. The tree is situated on a farm owned by the Van Heerden family, who take care of this majestic specimen.”

In our opinion, the tree sort of resemebles something out of Fraggle Rock.

For more images and background on the Sunland Baobab, read the Amusing Planet article here.

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