Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests

WWF Abstract

The diverse habitats of the Drakensberg Montane Grasslands, Woodlands, and Forests ecoregion are home to an amazing array of plants and animals. A third of all plant species, including more than 100 grassland species, are endemic to the ecoregion. A variety of large mammals can be found here, including the rare southern white rhino. Virtually all of the 8,000 southern white rhinos in the world today are descended from ones that were protected in one of Africa’s largest game reserves in the early 1900s.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho
Area:49,984,000 acres (20,227,807 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Itala Game Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve
Kruger National Park
Malolotja Nature Reserve
Mountain Zebra National Park
Umgeni River Provincial Nature Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER