Self Catering Cottages, Chalets
& Camping 15km outside
Francistown, Botswana

Trees

Calling All Tree Lovers (DENDROPHILIA)

COME STAY and visit our magnificent giant trees.

They stand tall and proud, watching and guarding over one of Botswana’s finest perennial rivers, the Tati River.

You can hardly imagine the splendour and majesty they have if you don’t see it for yourself!

The riverine trees along the banks of this beautiful river have their own characters with the ever-changing seasons of Botswana – autumn/winter/spring/summer.

And within easy walking distance of couple 100 meters there is the amazing contrast from RIVERINE habitat to upland BUSHVELD  SAVANNA.

Do both the beautiful riverine or bushveld tree walks — such wonderful experiences.

These trees are also the home to many birds and animals which can be spotted and identified along the way. VERY EXCITING!

GARDENING MAG AUGUST 2019

GARDENING MAG MAY 2020

GARDENING MAG AUGUST 2020

RIVERINE: Commonly sighted

  • ACACIA GALPINI: Monkey Thorn: APIESDORING
  • COMBRETUM ERYTHROPHYLLUM: River Bush Willow
  • COMBRETUM HEREROENSE: Russet Bushwillow: KIERIEKLAPPER
  • COMBRETUM IMBERBE: Leadwood: HARDEKOOL
  • COMBRETUM MOLLE: Velvet Bushwillow
  • PELTOPHORUM AFRICANUM: Weeping Wattle: HUILBOOM
  • ZIZIPHUS MUCRONATA: Buffalo Thorn: BLINKBLAARWAG-‘n-bietjie
  • RHUS LANCEA: Karree: KAREE

SAVANNA (Bushveld): Commonly sighted

  • ACACIA MELLIFERA: Black Thorn: SWARTHAAK
  • ACACIA TORTILIS: Umbrella Thorn: HAAK-EN-STEEK
  • ACACIA NIGRESCENS: Knob Thorn: KNOPPIESDORING
  • ACACIA ERUBESCENS: Blue Thorn: BLOUHAAK
  • TARCHONANTHUS CAMPHORATUM: Wild Camphor Bush: WILDEKANFERBOS
  • ADANSONIA DIGITATA: Baobab: KREMETART
  • COMMIPHORA GLANDULOSA: Tall Common Corkwood: GROOT GEWONE KANNIEDOOD
  • COLOPHOSPERMUM: Mopane: MOPANIE

As you identify and photograph some of these trees please share them with us if you don’t mind.

You will stand a chance to win a surprise from Woodlands!

Gallery: RIVERINE & BUSHVELD TREES