CapeNature works on significant developments and the upgrading of existing tourism infrastructure. Our platform of products is well planned and appropriately positioned in the landscape to be environmentally sensitive and sustainable. Products cater for a wide user group from affordable to upmarket to ensure access to all people of the Western Cape and South Africa.
Eco-Tourism has always been seen as an important part of the Western Cape economy. CapeNature is one of the key custodians of many of the natural assets that have made the Western Cape a destination of choice, both nationally and internationally.
Sustainable utilisation of these assets for nature based tourism holds potentially enormous benefits for all, including:
assistance with the funding of further biodiversity conservation work by the revenue generated;
the creation of jobs and SMMEs – around tourism services – further assisting in socio-economic development;
publicity about our rich biodiversity and conservation practices, especially by word-of-mouth, which further enhances the Western Cape’s reputation as a tourist destination of choice, and
controlled access to sensitive areas, which assists in convincing more people of the importance of biodiversity conservation and removing the elitist stigma.
The 22nd March, is World Water Day and the theme for 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ which encourages us to find solutions in nature to the challenges we face with water shortages. In South Africa, this day forms part of National Water Week which is from 18 March to 24 March in 2018. In this […]
In South Africa, Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 21st March every year, in remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre which took place on 21 March 1960. Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, […]
Most of the nature reserves managed by CapeNature are in mountainous areas where much of our rain falls. Just eight percent of South Africa’s land produces 50% of its surface water. These high water yield mountainous areas are strategic water resource areas and include the Boland Mountains, Groot Winterhoek and the Cape Peninsula which provide […]
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This week's endangered animal
The African Penguin has seen a large decrease in numbers during the 20th century. This precious species is now endangered and the Penguin Promises Waddle is taking place this week.
The African Penguin currently faces many threats and the population is dwindling at an alarming rate.
Did you know historically, the decrease in numbers was from egg and guano harvesting? However, since these harvestings have stopped, marine pollution and depleted food sources from overfishing has led to the continuous decrease in numbers.