The Baobab is one of the thickest trees in South Africa and towers over the landscape. The Baobab is definitely one of, if not the most, iconic trees in South Africa. The tall trunk and the branching crown of the tree has been the cause of many legends and stories. One of the most popular legends is a story of a giant child born of the African gods who pulled a Baobab from the ground and put it back but upside down, giving the tree its root like branches. These trees do not grow prominently throughout the Lowveld but in the few places they do grow, they tower over their surroundings. There have been a few instances where the Baobab has been used as a building because of its large size and hollow interior.