Cape Floral Region

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 17.8 x 10.0 x 0.7 cm
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ISBN9780958489188 Barcode9780958489188
Overview
The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of the oldest plant kingdoms in the world with some species dating back 60 million years.

Let Southbound take you to the astonishing floral riches of the Cape—what Carl Linnaeus described as “this Heaven on Earth”—a vast area of mountainous shrubland, dominated by fynbos, and rich in faunal, floral and cultural diversity.

 

  • The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of the oldest plant kingdoms in the world with some species dating back 60 million years
  • The smallest and richest of the world’s six Floral Kingdoms with a staggering 9,600 flora species, 70% of which occur nowhere else on Earth.
  • Comprising eight unique areas—Table Mountain, Groot Winterhoek, Cederberg, Boland, De Hoop, Boosmansbos, Swartberg, Baviaanskloof
  • Contains 112 Red Data Book (endangered) species of fauna and also an Endemic Bird Area
  • Hiking, 4×4 trails, base-jumping, adventure-caving, whale-watching, wine farms, cheese and arts festivals
    and much more
  • Comprehensive tourist listings, maps and colour photos
Fiona McIntosh with CapeNature

Fiona McIntosh is a photo-journalist and the editor of Out There Adventure and Out There Travel. She is the author of various books on hiking and other adventures including the Table Mountain Activity Guide (Struik). She considers herself extremely privileged to live on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town and is proud of its World Heritage status. She is an addicted traveller and adventurer, spending her time canoeing, hiking and visiting strange, out-of-the-way places, such as the North Pole.

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 17.8 x 10.0 x 0.7 cm
Format

Pages

Size

PublisherSouthbound Publication Date01/09/2006

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