As most local craft gin distilleries are based in the Western Cape, Beyers Chocolates was inspired by their use of fynbos
botanicals to craft their unique gins.
The 36-hectare nature reserve supports fynbos
(shrub and heathland), forest and a variety of animals.
Goliath owns the only black-owned, commercial fynbos
nursery in the country, selling fynbos
and agricultural products like blueberries to major retailers like Woolworths.
Nineveh cannot escape an interspecies contest that pervades Cape Town and its highly biodiverse Cape Floristic Region (colloquially known after its fynbos
Fire modeling in South African fynbos
(macchia) vegetation and predictions from Rothermels fire model.
Representing an area of recently burnt fynbos
, bright bulbs, seedlings and resprouting plants could be seen among the blackened remains of older vegetation.
Commercial rooibos producers report that tea yields decline over time following the initial clearing of the natural fynbos
To complement the food on offer in this area, you can walk down to the fabulously inventive Woodstock Gin Company for fynbos
The top of Table Mountain features indigenous fynbos
vegetation - such as heathers or as South Africans call them, ericas, and the emblemic protea - with a greater number of species in just that one place than grows in the entire British Isles.
Andy Kershaw works as a winemaker at Denbies for 11 months of the year -- but the first month he spends in South Africa making wines on the Fynbos
Estate, north of Cape Town.
Similar to rooibos, which also originates from the South African fynbos
area, the honey bush shrub does not prosper in any other territories, and to date is exclusively grown in its native surroundings in the Cape area.
Results of molecular-based detection of Emergomyces africanus in 60 soil samples, by province and type of soil habitat, South Africa * Soil habitat Western Cape Eastern Cape Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Garden 6/30 0/2 1/4 - Agricultural 3/5 - - - Compost 3/5 - - - Disturbed 1/2 0/2 - 0/1 Fynbos
1/2 - - - Veld 1/1 0/1 - - Rotting tree 1/1 - - - Unknown 1/3 - - - Total 17/49 0/4 1/4 0/1 Soil habitat Northern Cape Total Garden - 7/36 Agricultural - 3/5 Compost - 3/5 Disturbed - 2/5 Fynbos
- 1/2 Veld 0/1 1/3 Rotting tree - 1/1 Unknown - 1/3 Total 0/1 18/60 * Data represent number of samples in which Es.