Kameeldoring is one of the most beautiful woods you will ever cook with!!!
It has a very low moisture content as it’s baked by the African sun to between 0 to 1 % moisture content. If you compare this to a Kiln dried or domestic firewood which ranges between 20 – 30% moisture content, it’s extremely dry, rock hard and heavy which is why it takes so long to burn with an extremely hot output of heat and amazing long burn times. There is virtually zero smoke production, no wasted energy burning off extra moisture and the very best return in calorific value terms that money can buy – a 20kg bag is roughly equivalent to 3 or 4 large nets of seasoned domestic firewood!!
Our firewood is taken from the branches that fall from the trees due to their exceptional weight. Axes must be seriously sharp to split this firewood! Kameeldoring burns with minimal flame, a musky aromatic fragrance and creates serious amounts of charcoal. This is a superb cooking wood, is perfect for fire pits and chimineas and has exceptionally long burn time!
The common name Camel Thorn is loosely translated from the Afrikaans name “Kameeldoring”, coming from kameelperd (giraffes). It is a large umbrella shaped tree with feathery foliage from the African savannas where it a favourite that is browsed by elephants and giraffes. The bark is grey to blackish brown, deeply furrowed and young branches are a shiny reddish brown. The white spines are strongly developed, almost straight up to 6 cm in length with swollen bases. This is a large thorn-tree endemic to the semi-desert regions of Southern Africa. A species with its foliage and fruit that sustains the animals of the Kalahari, it was considered the “Tree of Life” by some of the San families.
This wood is known as the ‘’kuier / brandewyn drinkers firewood and has a great musky smell about it.
5kg - £8.99
20kg - £19.99
Free delivery within a 10 mile radius of ST8 postcode. Over 10 mile £3.99 tracked DPD delivery.
This wood has the lowest moisture content of any of our firewood and possibly any firewood in the world! It is baked by the African sun to between 0 and 1 % moisture content (compare this to air dried woods at around 25-35% and kiln dried wood at around 18-20%!).
Sekelbos has an ultra low moisture content due to the lack of water in its habitat and then the job is finished off by the unforgiving African sun!
Benefits of this low moisture content, dense and beautiful African firewood include: an amazing long/slow burn time, virtually zero smoke production and no wasted energy (burning off excess moisture), giving the very best return in calorific value!
Sekelbos burns with larger flames, a musky aroma and creates serious amounts of charcoal, so great for use on a Barbecue or Braai.
This is a superb cooking wood, but can also be burnt on fire pits and chimineas.
The wood looks almost like driftwood and has hardly any bark. The main colour of the wood is a rich russet with an outer band of a pale biscuit colour.
It is almost too pretty to burn!
5kg - £8.99
20kg - £19.99
Free delivery within a 10 mile radius of ST8 postcode. Over 10 mile £3.99 tracked DPD delivery