The Fynbos, botanical hotspot: The Cape Floral Kingdom has the richest density of different plant species on earth.
Some Facts about Fynbos
Has around 7,000 plant species
Covers 80% of the Kingdom
Stretches for 46,000 sq.km. either side of the Cape
It was formed a million years ago from the ashes of drought stressed forests. The Fynbos is threatened by urban spread and development, uncontrolled fire, agriculture conversion and invasive alien tree species.