GP – Fauna and Flora

Reptiles

Reptiles

Agama Boomslang (Tree Snake) Tree Agama Egyptian Cobra Flap-necked Chameleon Nile Crocodile Common Flat Lizard Cape Dwarf Gecko Thicktoe Gecko Tropical House Gecko Tropical Girdled Lizard Giant Plated Lizard Yellow-throated Plated Lizard Black Mamba Mopani Snake Nile...

Mammals

Mammals

Aardvark (Antbear) Chacma Baboon Lesser Bushbaby Thick-tailed Bushbaby Dassie (Hyrax) Caracal African Civet Cape Eland Impala Large Spotted Genet Side-striped Jackal Spotted Hyaena Greater Kudu Leopard Lion Banded Mongoose Dwarf Mongoose Porcupine White-tailed...

Grasses

Grasses

Croceras macrum Andropogon gayanus Andropogon chinensis Aristida adscensionis Aristida cangesta Aristida bipartita Aristida diffusa Aristidameridinalis Aristida scabrivalvis Aristida stipitata (Bristle grass - Steekgras) Bothriochloa insculpta Bothriochloa radicans...

Overview

Overview

The Highveld terrain is generally devoid of mountains, consisting of rolling plains, especially in the Free State, sometimes interrupted by rocky ridges such as the Witwatersrand, the Magaliesberg, and Vredefort Dome. The Vaal River and its tributaries form the main...

Redgras (Rooigras)

Redgras (Rooigras)

Themeda triandra is a perennial grass widespread in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Pacific. In Australia it is commonly known askangaroo grass. In eastern and South Africa it is known as red grass and red oat grass, rooigras in Afrikaans. Red Grass length up to 1,5...

Natal Redtop Grass

Natal Redtop Grass

Melinis repens is a species of grass known by the common names rose Natal grass, or simply Natal grass, and Natal redtop. It is native to southern Africa but it is well known on other continents, including North America and Australia, as an introduced species and...

Thatch Grass

Thatch Grass

Hyparrhenia is a genus of grasses. Many species are known commonly as thatching grass. They are mostly native to tropical Africa; some can be found in warmer areas in temperate Eurasia. These are annual and perennial bunch grasses. The inflorescence branches into twin...

Spear Grass

Spear Grass

Heteropogon contortus is a tropical, perennial tussock grass with a native distribution encompassing Southern Africa, southern Asia, Northern Australia and Oceania. The species has also become a naturalised weed in tropical and subtropical regions in the Americas and...

Love Grass

Love Grass

Eragrostis curvula is a species of grass known by the common name weeping lovegrass. Other common names include Boer lovegrass, curved lovegrass, Catalina lovegrass, and African lovegrass. It is native to southern Africa, and it is present on other continents as...

Manna Grass

Manna Grass

Glyceria is a genus of grasses known commonly as mannagrass or, in the UK, sweet-grass. These are perennial rhizomatous grasses found in wet areas in temperate regions worldwide. The base of the grass grows along the ground and may root at several places. Then it...

Turpentine Grass

Turpentine Grass

Cymbopogon plurinodis is a tufted perennial with 2 - 5 mm leaf blades. The inflorescence is a false panicle of up to eight paired spikes. The Narrow Turpentine Grass is unpalatable except when young. It is a poor grazing grass due to the essential oils which give the...

Oulandsgras

Oulandsgras

Eragrostis curvula is a species of grass known by the common name weeping lovegrass. Other common names include Boer lovegrass, curved lovegrass, Catalina lovegrass, and African lovegrass. It is native to southern Africa, and it is present on other continents as...

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