F is for Fire and Fynbos

This entry is part 8 of the series Out of Africa

FThis post was written in April 2015, but is very relevant to our situation today, as the country of South Africa reels from the tremendous aftermath of massive fires along the Garden Route.

Tourists travel from all over the world to marvel at the fynbos in the Cape Floral Kingdom. This is the only floral kingdom in the world found entirely within  one country. It lies along the southernmost area of South Africa. The kingdom covers a crescent-shaped area starting north of Cape Town as far as Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, and includes the beautiful Garden Route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. read more