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SA National Parks Week 2020

The much anticipated 15th annual #SANationalParksWeek has arrived and as of Monday 16 November to Friday 20 November 2020 South Africans’ will have FREE access to the country’s National Parks and in some areas the period is extended until Sunday 22...

Daisy Family

This is probably the largest family of flowering plants, with more than 25 000 species world-wide, growing from sea-level to the highest mountain peaks. It is absent only from Antarctica. In southern Africa it is also one of the biggest families of flowering plants...

Proteaceae of South Africa

The Proteaceae is one of the most prominent flowering plant families. There are about 1400 species, in more than 60 genera such as Protea, Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Serruria and Paranomus. They occur in southern hemisphere countries. Australia has the most with 45...

Wild Flower Reserves of the Darling region

Darling is a picturesque village in the Swartland established in the 1851 by the then Cape Lieutenant Governor, Sir Charles Henry Darling. Surrounded by farmlands it is home to the famous Ms Evita Bezuidenhout, Ormonde, Darling Sweets and Darling Brewery. The small...

Biodiversity of South Africa

While it occupies only 2% of the world’s land surface area, South Africa is home to 10% of the world’s plant species and 7% of its reptile, bird and mammal species. Furthermore, it harbors around 15% of the world’s marine species. Endemism rates reach 56% for...