History of Camelthorn – Camel thorn
A large umbrella-shaped tree with feathery foliage from the African savannas where it a favourite that is browsed by elephants and giraffe. 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 bushveld smell about it.
Kameeldoring has the lowest moisture content of any wood 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.
Amazing long burn times, virtually zero smoke production, no wasted energy burning off extra moisture and the very best return in calorific value terms that money can buy – the 20kg bag is roughly equivalent to 3 or 4 large nets of seasoned domestic firewood
The common name Camel Thorn is loosely translated from the Afrikaans name “Kameeldoring”, coming from kameelperd (giraffes).
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 a minimal flame, a musky aromatic fragrance and creates serious amounts of charcoal. This is a superb cooking wood, is perfect for fire pits and chimeras and has exceptionally long burn time!
Our Kameeldoring firewood is responsibly cropped with governmental co-operation with local landowners and farmers.
**Wood is now supplied in a Recyclable Cardboard box, Hessian bags are still available on request only**
5kg bag – £5.95 per bag
10kg box- £6.95 per box
20kg (2 x 10kg boxes) – £8.50 per 20kgs
100kg pallet – £32.50
200kg pallet – Free Mainland UK delivery (excl Scottish Highlands)
Free Delivery If you live within 10 miles of Ascot, Berkshire, you’re eligible for free delivery.
Please select ‘Local Pickup’ when you place your order. A member of our team will get in touch to arrange this for you.