Biomes of South Africa Forests

Image source : Katherine counts Trees (wordpress)

Image source : Katherine counts Trees (wordpress)

This biome is the smallest and covers only 0.1% of South Africa ‘s surface. t

The largest and best known forests in South Africa are the Knysna and Tsitsikamma forests in the Southern Cape . Other forests are smaller and more isolated, including the dune forests in KwaZulu-Natal and the mountain forests in the Drakensberg.

Climate

Forests are found in areas with a high rainfall and no frost.

Type of soil

 The soil is fertile , with a thin layer of humus

Vegetation

Forests consist of trees that form a closed canopy of leaves,with several strata (layers) of vegetation under the roof of foliage.

  • Forest vegetation includes yellowwood, stinkwood, ironwood, creepers/vines    epiphytes, mosses and ferns.

Animal life

  • Bushpigs , bushbuck , monkeys , Knysna loeries , pigeons and eagles.

 Threats to Thicket 

Presented by: Group members Dlamini , Dick , Mocoancoeng , Zenzile

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