Why you should visit the Cape Floral Region at least once

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Out of all heritage sites in South Africa, you could imagine that the Cape Floral Region is one of the most breathtaking and diverse. It is famous for being one of the world’s most diverse floral areas and is home to approximately one-fifth of the vegetation in all of Africa.

Bringing spring together with heritage month, we thought it a brilliant idea to give you a couple of reasons why you should visit this gorgeous heritage site.


While being the smallest of six recognized floristic kingdoms, it still has more than 9 600 species of South African plants which include mosses, fynbos varieties, trees and ferns, 69% of which are endemic.

That being said, the wildly growing fynbos in the area has become something of a tourist attraction over the years since it can only be found in South Africa. The fynbos alone is reason enough to want to visit this destination.

You have eight areas to choose from when visiting.

Not sure where to begin exploring the gorgeous expansive Cape Floral Region? There are eight representative areas which you can visit. They include:

  • The Table Mountain National Park
  • The Cederberg Wilderness Area
  • The Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area
  • The Boland Mountain Complex
  • The De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • The Boosmansbos Wilderness Area
  • The Swartberg Complex
  • The Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve

Speaking of the Table Mountain National Park…

The Table Mountain National Park is without a doubt one of the world’s most outstanding attractions. The park alone holds a big portion of the flowers of the Cape Floral Region and the endangered plants growing in the area have made it a biodiversity hotspot.

The Cape of Good Hope, Boulder’s Beach and, of course, Table Mountain are among the favorite attractions in the area.


Amazing facts about the Cape Floral Region

The region is home to the rare and endangered Geometric Tortoise and Table Mountain Ghost Frog.

The Cape Floral Region was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2004.

UNESCO has identified this region as one of the world’s 18 biodiversity hot-spots.

While this region represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa, it boasts nearly 20% of the continent’s flora.


Let Greyhound take you where you need to be

Interested in visiting a heritage site this September? We have routes stretching across South Africa. So, why wait? Explore our route map, and give us a call to book on 011 611 8000 | 087 352 0352 or simply book online! We travel the extra mile not only on the road but for our passengers as well.


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