Veld (/vɛlt/ or /fɛlt/), also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature.[1] Trees are not abundant—frost, fire and grazing animals allow grass to grow but prevent the build up of dense foliage.

Typical Veld near Petrified forest in Namibia (2014)
Springbok in growing veld; Etosha National Park, Namibia
Springboks in the burned veld; Etosha National Park, Namibia