Fascinating Facts

Cape for kids is 23 years old


Number of Children on our Outings


Number of Schools that have done Outings


Outings sponsored for Township Children


Teachers trained to do Environmental Outings

We value our heritage now for future generations

Ali Corbett

Interesting facts:

  • South Africa’s Western Cape is more botanically diverse than the richest tropical rainforest in South America, including the Amazon. WWF Global
  • South Africa’s Cape floral kingdom is one of the richest areas in the world for plant biodiversity.
  • The king protea is our national flower
  • The blue crane is our national bird
  • The real yellow wood Podocarpus Latifolious is our national tree


  • Covering about 90,000km2, the Cape floral kingdom contains 3% of the world’s plant species and 20% of Africa’s.
  • The fynbos constitutes about 80% of the Cape floral kingdom; of the more than 8,500 fynbos species, nearly 6,000 of them are endemic.
  • 1,700 fynbos plant species are threatened with extinction.
  • The striped field mouse helps to pollinate the proteas.

African Penguins

  • African Penguins dive on average to 30m,
  • Can dive as deep as 130m.
  • They hold their breath on a dive for an average of 2.5 minutes
  • African Penguins can swim up to 20 km per hour when hunting
  • Their average swimming speed is 7km/h
  • There are now only about 21 000 breeding pairs of African penguins left in the world and they are listed as “Endangered”.

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