West Coast of Northern Cape
This is the low-lying coastal strip of deep sands that lies along the West Coast of South Africa. However it requires distinction from the more southern West Coast north of Cape Town. We define the southern extent of the region as occurring from where the Olifants River enters the sea at Papendorp west of Vredendal, to the mouth of the Orange River at Alexander Bay on the SA/Namibian border. Technically the Northern Cape is further north of Papendorp, but there is no natural barrier to demarcate this region. It is more arid than the southern West Coast and has a significant number of endemics that do not occur in the southern West Coast.
Latin meaning from Canada