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The Cape Floral Region, one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage sites, comprises eight protected areas stretching from the Cape Peninsula to the Eastern Cape, cutting across spectacular mountain and ocean scenery and containing some of the richest plant biodiversity in the world. The region was the sixth South African site to be inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). Unesco’s World Heritage Committee declared the 553 000-hectare Cape Floral Region to be of “outstanding universal significance to humanity”, describing it as “one of the richest areas for plants in the world”. Thornycroft Lodge Separated from the city by a 10 minute drive through unspoilt nature, thornycroft lodge is cradled in the heart of horseshoe valley, in a private game reserve. The Cape Floral Region “represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa, but is home to nearly 20% of…