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The Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa is home to the highest density of plant species of any of the six great floral kingdoms around the globe.

Cape Floral Kingdom Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens © Dana Allen

Photo © Dana Allen

Covering just 44,000 sq. kilometers, the tiny Cape Floral Kingdom has over 9000 species of plants, over 6200 being endemic and is famous for its many species of unique fynbos, which account for around 80% of the plant diversity. This tiny but super-diverse area boasts a greater density of plant species than the Rain Forests of the Amazon basin.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

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Originally from California, Dana has lived and worked in Southern, Central and East Africa for the past twenty-five years. He currently resides in Zimbabwe. Dana founded PhotoSafari in 1991 and has led small groups of enthusiastic visitors around Africa for many years. Millions of viewers have enjoyed his images through various publications, cards, calendars and books.