Vegetation Map

This map displays the historical cover of vegetation over Cape Town, sourced from the City of Cape Town and BGIS SANBI. Over the last 100 years this historical vegetation cover of Cape Town has been dramatically reduced.

Explore this map by clicking on different coloured areas and learn more about the plants that used to occur near you. Help restore and connect remaining vegetation by becoming a Communitree volunteer.

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Communitree's offices are kindly hosted at the Green Elephant, Observatory. Visit Green Elephant for an environmentally conscious accommodation experience.