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Southern Africa Travel Guide
An important part of the safari experiences in southern Africa is its vegetation. Learn where to look when the ranger tells you "Look, there is a lioness sleeping under that marula tree on the right". Below are some of the most common trees in South Africa and its surrounding countries - some unique to the region, others "aliens" from overseas but all part of Africa.


Quiver Tree

Big Tree (Outeniqua Yellowwood)

Mopane Tree

Marula Tree

Jacaranda trees

Camel Thorn (kameeldoring)

Blue Gum Tree

Baobab trees

Cape Floral Region

Richtersveld National Park

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Many thanks, trip was great! Saw the big five in the Kruger and swam with whale-sharks. Lots of long days driving but that's the nature of these trips if you want to see loads.

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