Tuesday, 16. October 2018
As many of the trips described on this website, can be combined, I do not quote a cost per item. The cost of a trip for a single person can be calculated as follows:
- R2.75 per kilometre, plus
- R125.00 per hour from the agreed departure time to the dropping off at your guesthouse or hotel.
- Meals and entrance fees are excluded.
For 2 or more people the cost above per person will be reduced on a sliding scale, as follows:
Number of people
% per person
Should you wish to use my services as a guide on a self drive trip, only the rate per hour will apply. Transport cost to where I am to meet you and meals and accommodation, where applicable, could also be charged.
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Eco-Information on the Western Cape, South Africa.
The Succulent Karoo is one of 25 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots, and the only arid hotspot in the world. Succulent Karoo has the highest number of plant species of any semi-arid area, many of which are rare and endangered, and has the richest succulent flora in the world.
Semi-desert climatic conditions prevail, with less than 250mm of rainfall per year that falls predominantly in winter. Vegetation is sparse, dominated by dwarf scrubs of which most have succulent leaves. The most common of its succulent, or fleshy leaved plants are mesembs (Mesembryanthemaceae), commonly known as 'vygies'.
There are more than 2 000 different species of mesembs in South Africa, of which many occur in the Western Cape. Other succulent families include the Aloes, Haworthias, Crassulas, Euphorbias and Stapeliads. The Succulent Karoo is also very rich in geophytes, with spectacular displays in spring.