HABI­TATS

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Grass­land, rich in wild flow­ers, oc­cu­pies more than half the area, es­pe­cially on the north-fac­ing slopes. Sparse wood­land – aca­cias in val­ley bot­toms, proteas higher up – grows on warmer, drier sites. Tall, ever­green, Afro-mon­tane for­est is typ­i­cal on cooler slopes, and in kloofs pro­tected from fire. Marginally damp ar­eas, es­pe­cially near rocks and streams, sup­port scrub and thicket. High ground is dom­i­nated by rocks, in­clud­ing a near-com­plete am­phithe­atre of cave sand­stone. Wet­lands are rep­re­sented by per­ma­nently flow­ing streams with rapids and wa­ter­falls.

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