South Africa is rich in biodiversity. Many species are unique to South Africa.

South Africa’s biodiversity springs from the wealth of its ecosystems. An incredibly long coastline, craggy mountains, species-rich deserts, elephant-friendly thickets, montane forests, treed savannahs along with the incomparable Cape Floral Kingdom makes this one of the world's naturally richest countries.

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Nearly 8% of the land in South Africa is formally protected, along with around 20% of the coastline.