Garden Route is widely
considered one of the worlds great
wonders and is home to species not
found anywhere else on the planet
– some of which are unfortunately
magnificent Bontebok, the
Cape Mountain Zebra, the
Cape Sugar Bird and an
endless number of plant species.
focus at the reserve is to restore,
maintain and protect these indigenous
Fynbos – a term given
to a collection of plants comprised
of species belonging to South Africa’s
southwestern and southern Cape –
is a unique plant biome only found
here on the Garden Route.
Fynbos make up four-fifths of the
Cape Floral Kingdom covering an
area of approximately 90 000 square
kilometres (the size of Malawi
or Portugal) and hosts 8600
Mountain alone has almost 1500 species
in 57 square kilometres.
special is The Cape Floral
Kingdom that it has been
designated as one of earth’s
six plant kingdoms, and while it
may be the smallest Floral Kingdom,
it is in a league of its own.
Cape Floral Kingdom contains
526 of the world’s 740 erica
species, 96 out of the world’s
160 gladiolus species and 69 out
of the world’s 112 proteas.