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Vegetation Map of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland (2006)

The descriptions for each of the 440 vegtation types from Vegetation Map of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are available from the BGIS online mapping system as pdfs - instructions.

This map includes 440 zonal and azonal vegetation types mapped at a working scale of 1:250 000 and sometimes higher resolution. The map is the result of a collaborative project involving about 60 individual contributors from a number of organizations, over a considerable period. It was compiled in order to provide floristically based vegetation units of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland at a greater level of detail than had been available before.



This map is available through this site as a shapefile for download and can be viewed in the interactive map section. Copyright is reserved by SANBI, and distribution of the map without the publisher's permission is illegal.