Fynbos and Flora

The Heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 15th February 2017
An area of extraordinarily high diversity of distinctive flora, the Cape Floral Kingdom is a ?biodiversity hotspot? and a unique natural haven for birds, insects and....

Peculiar Pollinators

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 30th January 2017
The yellow trailing pincushion (Leucaspermun prostatum) is part of the greater genus, Leucaspermun that includes about 50 species of flowering plants in the protea family. Most of these species are native to the Western Cape, with only two occurring....

A Feast of Fynbos

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 20th December 2016
Together with Head Chef Benjamin Conradie and Executive Sous Chef Benyamin Booysen, we invited a group of handpicked individuals knowledgeable in the art of...

Secrets Of Nature - Gifts from the Earth

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 17th October 2016
Declared as one of the six floral kingdoms of the world, the Cape Floral Kingdom has over 9000 species of flowering fynbos plants within an area of 90 000km². At least 70% of these species can only be found in...

Secrets Of Nature

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 6th October 2016
Lining the paths of Grootbos, colourful Gazania Pectinata (Daisies) paint a picture of perfection. Their transcendent shades of yellow and orange create feelings of warmth and happiness whilst accompanying a single white spot on each petal. These distinctive patterns and colours mimic one of their key pollinators ? The Monkey Beetle.

Fynbos on horseback

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 10th November 2014
Horseriding at Grootbos offers not only exquisite views and natural beauty, but the chance to take a journey through the fynbos. Want to get to know your fynbos before you book a ride? We give you a brief overview.
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