Cecilia Park is a stretch of land on the lower eastern slopes of Table Mountain
in Cape Town
, located just to the south of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
. It was previously used for commercial logging, but has now been given protected status and integrated into Table Mountain National Park
The natural ecosystem of the area is Peninsula Granite Fynbos
, a critically endangered vegetation-type that occurs nowhere else in the World
. Mature Peninsula Granite Fynbos is dominated by large tree-Proteas, such as the Silvertree, the Tree Pincushion-Protea and the Waboom, and a dense underlayer of Asteraceous (daisy) species. There are a variety of species (some already extinct) which are naturally restricted to this specific vegetation type, occurring nowhere else in the world. The primary threat to this ecosystem is invasive alien plants, such as European Pines and Australian Port Jackson Acacia.