Jewel of the Fynbos: De Hoop Nature Reserve
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Probably best known for the vast numbers of Southern Right Whales that come to calve and mate within its protected waters De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area is considered one of the flagship nature reserves of CapeNature. From the tops of the expansive white dunes at Koppie Alleen and between the months of April and October, these whales … Read More

Marine biodiversity in the Fynbos region
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Often overlooked in the awe and wonder that the terrestrial species evoke is the equally remarkable and spectacular marine biodiversity that surrounds the Table Mountain chain. This is because two ocean current systems meet and merge off its southern tip – the cold Benguela current in the west and the warm, fast-flowing Agulhas current from the east and south-east. Each … Read More

Animals of the Fynbos region
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While its plants have, understandably, commanded most attention, the Fynbos region also contains several categories of the animal kingdom that are equally significant in global biodiversity terms. Because of its nutrient-poor soils, fynbos supports few big mammals, and its bird-life is not particularly spectacular, with just six endemics. But the insects, reptiles and amphibians are also unique and fascinating, as … Read More

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