South Africa: Overberg Region

The Overberg is a facinating area at the southernmost tip of Africa. This celebrates the region, it's landscapes, flora, fauna and peoples. The visual content on my pinboards is owned and copyrighted by its creators and owners. I try as much as possible to acknowledge sources.
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Yawning Ostrich, Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. BelAfrique your personal travel planner - www.BelAfrique.com

'n Gapende volstruis in Bredasdorp, Wes-Kaap An ostrich from South Africa

Volstruise by Potteberg Gasteplaas, Bredasdorp

Volstruise by Potteberg Gasteplaas, Bredasdorp

Holothrix burchellii - an  Orchid from Kykoedie farm, 30km from Bredasdorp. Phoot Charles Stirton

Holothrix burchellii - an Orchid from Kykoedie farm, from Bredasdorp.

Overberg.. Bredasdorp se wereld.

Overberg.. Bredasdorp se wereld.

Stan Blumberg Photography: Bredasdorp area (South Africa)

Stan Blumberg Photography: Bredasdorp area (South Africa)

Lachenalia orchioides var. orchioides from Port Beaufort Suurbrak. Photo Charles Stirton http://www.ispot.org.za

Lachenalia orchioides var. orchioides from Port Beaufort Suurbrak. Photo Charles Stirton http://www.ispot.org.za

Moraea collina from Portbeaufort, Suurbraak. Photo Charles Stirotn http://www.ispot.org.za

Moraea collina from Portbeaufort, Suurbraak. Photo Charles Stirotn http://www.ispot.org.za

Overberg Wheat fields | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Wheat as far as the eye can see. Once this was renosterveld one of the richest plant bulbs fields in the world. Natural vegetation remains in only a few isolated patches few bigger than 100 acres.

Renosterveld forms part of the smallest and richest plant kingdom on Earth: the Cape Floristic Kingdom. It's an exceptionally rich, but poorly known habitat in SOUTH AFRICA. Renosterveld is most renowned for its bulb diversity (the highest in the world) and its extraordinary displays of spring flowers. It holds an abundance of rare and threatened plants, is a refuge and feeding area for several threatened birds as well as several endemic small mammals, reptiles and insects.

Protecting one of the most threatened habitats on Earth

Aspalathuis pycnantha. A Low densely branched procumbent to ascending shrub with bright yellow flowers. Leaves silvery puberulous. Restricted to flats and hills in the Bredasdorp region. It is becoming very rare as its habitat diminishes. These plants were in a remnant patch of Cenrtal Ruens Shale Renosterveld that hade scaped a burn. 6 plants in the population. The Farmer has protected and fenced the area. Location: Kykoedie Farm, R319, Bredasdorp, http://www.ispot.org.za

Aspalathuis pycnantha. A Low densely branched procumbent to ascending shrub with bright yellow flowers. Leaves silvery puberulous. Restricted to flats and hills in the Bredasdorp region. It is becoming very rare as its habitat diminishes. These plants were in a remnant patch of Cenrtal Ruens Shale Renosterveld that hade scaped a burn. 6 plants in the population. The Farmer has protected and fenced the area. Location: Kykoedie Farm, R319, Bredasdorp, http://www.ispot.org.za

Flowers of Diosma (Rutaceae) from the overberg, Photo Charles Stirton. http://www.ispot.org.za/sites/default/files/images/10193/42b3fc9740f68f9e2a3fadb113421a62.jpg

Flowers of Diosma (Rutaceae) from the overberg, Photo Charles Stirton. http://www.ispot.org.za/sites/default/files/images/10193/42b3fc9740f68f9e2a3fadb113421a62.jpg

Babiana patula from Portbeaufort, Suurbraak. Photo Charles Stirotn  http://www.ispot.org.za

Babiana patula from Portbeaufort, Suurbraak. Photo Charles Stirotn http://www.ispot.org.za

Blackshoulder Kite / Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus). Photo Gigi. near Caledon. http://www.ispot.org.za/sites/default/files/images/10106/bcc5cbdebb029ae697d38748eb08d155.jpg

Blackshoulder Kite / Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus). Photo Gigi. near Caledon. http://www.ispot.org.za/sites/default/files/images/10106/bcc5cbdebb029ae697d38748eb08d155.jpg

Lessertia pauciflora from Kykoedie Farm, near Bredasdorp. Photo Charles Stirton

Lessertia pauciflora from Kykoedie Farm, near Bredasdorp.

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