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The Fynbos of Cape Town


Fynbos is a unique vegetation and can be seen during our Cape Point Tours and around Cape Town. It can be found for many kilometres along the Southern and Eastern Coast of South Africa.

The term 'fynbos' is confusingly said to mean 'fine bush' in the Afrikaans language, but the idea is as in more of a scrub rather than bush, which in most cases mean forestry, rather than a bushy area. Fynbos grows near to the ground and will very rarely grow higher than hip height.

These species of plants and flowers are amongst the protected vegetation in Cape Town and South Africa. Our national flower, The King Protea hails from Fynbos and can be seen during specific seasons. The Protea is also the name of many of our sport institutes.

Fynbos grows along the coast from Clanwilliam to Port Elizabeth and is part of the Cape Floral kingdom, where it covers half of the Cape Town surface and 70% of the plant species. Cape Point protects this vegetation fiercly and fines are handed out for anyone who do not obey the rules. Permits must be obtained before picking or trading with any of the Fynbos vegetation.

Fynbos form part of the world six floral kingdoms around the world and is the smallest and richest per square metre, which is one of the factors making Cape Point tours so unique. Once we enter Cape Point park, the vegetation is almost 100% natural and indiginous.

Cape Point is home to a very rich population of Fynbos and the plant can be viewed from up close. We can arrange private Cape Point tours for those who want to spend more time on the flowers and fynbos.

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