South Africa is home to the world's smallest floral kingdom, the fynbos of the Western Cape. Take a tour of some of the most beautiful, and unusual, flora of our country.

South Africa's plant life

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Fynbos, Western Cape
Aloe plants in the Great Karoo, Western Cape Baobab, Limpopo Natal watsonia in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape Halfmens plant in the Richtersveld region of the Northern Cape
Protea, Western Cape Karoo National Gardens near Worcester in the Western Cape Queen protea, Western Cape
Forest near Sabie, Mpumalanga Giraffes with baobab tree in the Kruger National Park, Limpopo Pincushion protea near Stilbaai, Western Cape
Giant treefern in the Tsitsikamma forest, Western Cape Aloe, Northern Cape Cosmos, Free State Fungi on trees in the Knysna forest, Western Cape
Lithops, or transvaal stone plants, Gauteng
Flame Lily King Protea Cycads, Mpumalanga Namaqualand daisies, Northern Cape
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