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Boab Prison Tree, Kasane

Kasane, Botswana
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Interesting.

This huge tree was once used as a holding cell for prisoners in Kasane. Although a quick look is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bennett B
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Tourist spot

One of many boab trees that I visited whist in the area. It is fascinating how they grow with such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 week ago
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2 weeks ago
“Tourist spot”
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Kasane, Botswana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This huge tree was once used as a holding cell for prisoners in Kasane. Although a quick look is all that is required it makes for a nice talking piece afterward.

Thank Bennett B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of many boab trees that I visited whist in the area. It is fascinating how they grow with such large trunk and small branches

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

It is in the grounds of the police station and is fascinating. There are information boards in English to tell you about the tree and it’ history.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Only in Africa would you have a Tree-Prison! It was like something from a fairly tale! But it worked and it worth seeing. How simple and rudimentary the "cell" was but still helped to keep up the law

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Kasane, it is worth visiting the two ancient and massive Baobab trees located at the Police Station / prison building. They are hundreds of years old. One of them has a hollow trunk and was formrly used as a "prison". The...More

Thank Sean O
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