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.
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
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.
- Bushpigs , bushbuck , monkeys , Knysna loeries , pigeons and eagles.
Threats to Thicket
Presented by: Group members Dlamini , Dick , Mocoancoeng , Zenzile