Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

WWF Abstract

Because this region occupies the narrow river valleys and stretches up into the Drakensberg Mountain foothills, it is considered naturally fragmented. Its landscape has been shaped in large part by the cycles of uplift and erosion begun with the rifting and break-up of Gondwana--when all of the continents on Earth were joined. The northern and southern sections of this region are quite different in terms of their plant types. This region is also home to unique and endangered species, including the black rhino.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Countries:South Africa
Area:4,800,000 acres (1,942,491 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Addo Elephant National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER