The savannah is the largest biome in south Africa and covers about 34,3 % of the surface of the country.
This biome stretches from the Kalahari in the North West to the Lowveld in the northeast.
Renosterveld tends to occur where rainfall is between 250(rarely to 200mm) to 600mm per year and at least 30% falls in winter
Type of soil
Renosterveld is typically confined to fine grained soil, mainly clays and silt in drier regions it also occurs on cape granite suite-delivered soils.
Predominantly grasses, e.g. red grasses and trees, e.g. baobab , mopane, camel thorn, monkey thorn and knob thorn, occur.
The Kalahari (savannah) is known for the wild animals that occur here, including the ‘big five’: elephant , rhinoceros, leopard, lion and buffalo
One of the largest threats to the environment is cattle farming. Farmers construct fences and clear the land of native vegetation, which many animals depend on for food and shelter. The grazers also poison many animals which can greatly disrupt the ecosystem
Presented by : Sefolo,Phera, Mokotjomela, Mashego, Cassim