Boab Prison Tree
Boab Prison Tree
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Stopped there with our guide and really didnt expect this to be a real thing. Well, joke was on me, this actually used to be a prison inside the tree! Really cool little spot with some local history.
Written 12 August 2019
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debbieparkerza
Cape Town, South Africa20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A short walk towards the police station in the main road of Kasane, where the huge baobab tree stands. Held up to 14 prisoners in the earlier days. Worth taking a stroll to see it. Can take nice photos.
Written 30 March 2024
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nickytravels
East London, South Africa488 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Worth the short walk to view - follow the main road out of town towards the Park and you’ll find it in the left.
Situated right outside of the Police Station.
Information Boards are helpful to give context.
Written 2 November 2022
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Historic Baobab tree is situated in front of Kasane Police Station. which was hollowed out and used to hold up to 14 people.This particular Baobab tree played a major role in the administration of justice, distribution of mail and labour recruitments in northern Botswana. It was used as a gaol before the advent of modern prisons in the area.
The prison baobab has some cavities which served as prison cells in historic times. There are some windows like openings which appear to have provided both light and ventilation into these prison cell.
Written 16 October 2022
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MLV526
Charlotte, NC51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The baobab tree at the Kasane Police station was hollowed out and used to hold up to 14 people. It's an easy spot to go check out, read a bit about on the placards, and marvel at the size of the tree. It's also located at the police station so you're a close walk from there to several shops and restaurants (as well as the ATM/money exchange).
Written 21 May 2021
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Allen B
Grand Rapids, MI8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Easy stop to see a bit of history in Kasane. This Boabob tree was used as local jail and now you can walk right in an get some great photos.
Written 24 January 2020
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Lisa F
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Ancient tree with excellent reader boards about the role this tree played in Kasane's history, as well as the baobabs more traditional uses.
Written 8 November 2019
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Jeremy P
Auckland, New Zealand462 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The tree is impressive and the history connected to it is also very interesting. So easy to miss but worth a stop outside the Police Station for a look
Written 30 August 2019
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1,047 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
The boabab prison tree is at the police station in the town of Kasane, Botswana. There is interesting info at the tree and one has to use one's imagination to envisage what it was like to house prisoners in such a tree. Interesting and well worth the stop.
Written 21 August 2019
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LLYRIK TOURS
Düsseldorf, Germany79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Right next to the Chobe safari lodge at the police station you can see this big baobab tree, which was used as a prison. Amazing that a tree can grow this big
Written 14 August 2019
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