Category: Regions

  • Cape Region South Africa — Animals

    The Cape Region lacks a distinctive mammal fauna. This region contains 127 species of native mammals, with 90 being present in the Southwest Cape area. The regional total is less than half of the mammal species occurring within all of South Africa. The largest orders present are the Rodentia and the Carnivora. The rodents are […]

  • Cape Region South Africa — Human History

    Human history in the Cape Region of South Africa dates back as much as 150,000 years, with evidence of active hunter-gatherer tribes in the region 21,000 years ago. Bushmen occupied the area until the seventeenth century, when European settlers arrived. Although little or no agriculture was possible on the poor fynbos soils, the Dutch brought […]