The common feature of all properties inscribed on the World Heritage List is that they meet the requirements for outstanding universal value (OUV). The Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site was inscribed in 2004 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a natural serial property consisting eight Protected Areas […]
September is Heritage Month in South Africa and, to celebrate, CapeNature is once again providing free access to all of our reserves to day visitors for one week in September. So between the 18th and the 25th September, why not head off to explore the Western Cape province a little more closely, whether its the […]
This year’s Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show – an annual event that takes place in the village’s beautiful, historical Flower Church – has been cancelled due to the extreme drought in the area. This decision was made this week after thorough deliberation with all the parties involved. The Flower Show would have taken place from 25 […]
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Ensure that a fire is attended at all times
Ensure that a fire is extinguished properly with water, once you are finished with the fire. No fire may burn through the night.
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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.