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Flora & fauna of the Eastern Cape

Various floral habitats meet in this province. Along the coast, the more temperate woods of the south intermingle with the northern tropical forests. This makes for an interesting forest habitat of various species endemic to this region alone. Forests occur at Bathurst, Dwesa, Keiskammahoek and Port St Johns. There are mangrove forests along the Wild Coast. Dune forests are found at Alexandria.

The western central plateau is savannah bushveld, while the eastern interior of the Eastern Cape is dominated by rolling grasslands, The northern inland region is where you find aromatic Karoo succulent bush.

Agriculture in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape has good agricultural and forestry potential. The Karoo interior is a sheep-farming area, while the fertile Langkloof valley in the south-west has numerous deciduous fruit orchards. Angora wool is also produced. The Alexandria-Grahamstown area produces chicory, dairy and pineapples, while tea and coffee are cultivated at Magwa. People in the former Transkei region are dependent on cattle, maize, and sorghum farming. Extensive exotic forestry plantations in the high rainfall areas of Keiskammahoek provide employment for large numbers.

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