Natural Diversity of the Cape Peninsula
This collection of photographs of the Cape Peninsula - the little finger of land extending south from Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope at Africa's southwestern tip - lends eyes to inhabitants and visitors alike. Each chapter explores one of seven different types of habitat that co-exist in this small area, including the diverse mountain fynbos for which the Cape is justly famous.
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African African Spoonbill afromontane forest Atlantic coast back table birds bloom botanical breeding Cape Flats Cape Floral Kingdom Cape Peninsula National Cape Point Cape Sugarbird Cape Town central Cape Town coastal colour creatures Devil's Peak Disa dunes environment ericas erosion False Bay fire fleshy flowers frog fynbos areas fynbos biome fynbos vegetation ground grows habitats humans including Table Mountain inhabit insect prey Kalk Bay Kenilworth Racecourse Kingfisher LAKES AND WETLANDS large mammals large numbers Lion's Head lower mountain slopes lowland fynbos Malachite Kingfisher mesembryanthemums metres millions Milnerton Milnerton Racecourse mist moisture mountain fynbos natural diversity nutrient-poor nutrient-rich Penguin Peninsula National Park plant species plants and animals pressure cell protea rain renosterveld restios Rietvlei rocks roosting Ruschia sand sandstone sandy soil seen shelter shrubs Signal Hill silver tree Silvermine slopes of Table snakes southern Strandfontein strandveld sturdy summer Tygerberg vegetation type waters of False wind winter Zandvlei Zeekoevlei