South Africa holidays to include visit to Cape Floral?

The Cape Floral region of South Africa is an area that has a "species-rich habitat".

This is according to Dr Sandra Knapp – merit researcher at London's Natural History Museum – and those on South Africa holidays may be keen to check the area out.

Labelling it as "fascinating", Dr Knapp remarked the location is key when it comes to the "conservation of plant diversity".

At present, Fauna and Flora International and Unesco's World Heritage Centre are coming together to try and protect the 50,000 hectares of the "globally unique fynbos".

This is because according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List of Threatened Species, the area has the highest number of endangered plants in the world.

Lazare Eloundou-Assomo, chief of the World Heritage Centre's Africa unit – which takes its power from the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage – said: "The inscription of the Cape Floral Regions Protected Areas onto the World Heritage List was a real success story."