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Tayla Brown


Tayla grew up largely on a farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where she developed her love for nature. After completing school she spent time in Botswana before studying EcoTourism management in Pretoria, which served as a springboard into a guiding career at Phinda ...

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Tayla, I loved all the photo🤗

Thank you Joan.

Fascinating story, thanks for the information, and growing my knowledge about Africa.

Its a pleasure William, I am glad that could help grow your knowledge about Africa.

Such an ancient tree is s real blessing for creatures great and small, and it is a pleasure to see. The world needs trees more than ever everywhere

Thank you for providing such detailed information about this amazing, lonely tree. It is a shame that it’s not been able to reproduce due to the suspected reasons listed by you, but perhaps one day you will find another healthy tree growing strong.

Hi Denise, yes hopefully we will find another healthy tree growing strong somewhere.

Such a lovely story. I am going to ask to see the Tree of Life when I come in November!

Thank you Linda, we look forward to having you in November.

Cool post Tayla, and a what an extraordinary tree indeed! Long may it live and continue to bless the inhabitants of Londolozi!!

Thank you Paul.

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So Tayla. You have a mission. Farming more of the shepherds tree’s!

Fascinating Tayla, really loved all the info on the Shepherds Tree. 🙏🏻💗I recall our trip to Madagascar where we saw the last 3 remaining Baobab trees of a particular type in the world. The bird that used to pollinate them no long exists ..sadly I cannot recall its name…but perhaps this may be the case here, where whatever pollinates these trees are in short supply now

Thank you Cally. Yes that could posssible be the case here. What a wonderful trip that must have been but sad that there are so few left

What a lovely tree that is and full of nutrieents for the animals. Beautiful foto’s and lots of information on the sheperd’s tree. Hope at Londolozi they will plant more of that beautiful tree. Good story thank you Tayla.

Thank you Valmai, glad you enjoyed it.

Hi Tayla. A very interesting article indeed – and with the accompanying pics too. Thank you very much! Wendy M

Thank you Wendy.

Absolutely fascinating!

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