The Cape Floral Region was the sixth South African site to be inscribed on Unesco's list of World Heritage Sites. A stretch of land and sea spanning 90 000 square kilometers the region contains roughly 3% of the world's plant species - at about 456 species per 1 000 square kilometres. Of the 9 600 species of vascular plants found in the region, about 70% are endemic, occurring nowhere else on earth. The region boasts 11 000 marine animal species, 3 500 of which are endemic, and 560 vertebrate species, including 142 reptile species, of which 27 are endemic.
The artwork by Tobie Beele, captures the variety and beauty of the Cape Floral Region in uncluttered clear images.