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- n. A certain type of grassland (veldt or veld) in southern Africa characterised by acacia and other thorny plants.
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KwaZulu-Cape Coastal Forest Mosaic runs along the eastern coast of South Africa, a mix of forest interspersed by thornveld.
Because this ecoregion is a mosaic of forest and interspersing thornveld, the ecoregion is rich in faunal species that live in both elements.
While this conservation network protects elements of the KwaZulu-Cape Coastal Forest Mosaic, it still does not adequately conserve large intact blocks of forest and interspersed thornveld as single units.
Typical Coastal-belt Forest is interspersed by scrubby thornveld that only very rarely becomes an open grassy savanna.
The mosaic comprises numerous and extensive patches of forest on a back drop of more or less open thornveld.
To the San people gathered under leaden skies on a farm that, after years of living in tents on a tract of windswept thornveld west of Kimberley, is finally to provide them a permanent home,
Phinda, established in 1991, features seven distinct ecosystems, ranging from palm savannah and mountain bush to sand forest and dense thornveld.
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