The Western Cape’s Cape Floral Kingdom link, a World Heritage site, is the smallest of the world's six floral kingdoms. It is characterised by fynbos and the Protea family. It comprises only 6% of the area of Southern Africa yet has half the species on the subcontinent and more species than the whole continent of Europe. Just Table Mountain alone, has more endemic plant sorts than the United Kingdom.
In late winter and spring our region becomes a wonderland of colour.
Add to this palette our English and Mediterranean urban gardens plus the agricultural land, with its winter crops of canola, wheat and barley and the world becomes a feast for the eye.
In late August and early September drive to Papkuilsfontein near Nieuwoudtville, or to the West Coast National Park near Paternoster (Our Father), walk in the mountains above Franschhoek or in the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven-and-Earth) Valley near Hermanus and you will soon realise what a paradise this is.
We are so privileged to live here.