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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
It’s World Ranger Day on Monday, 31st July 2017! This day commemorates all the park and field rangers injured or killed around the world while protecting our natural heritage. It is also a celebration of their work and an acknowledgment of their ongoing service. To mark World Ranger Day 2017, we spent some time chatting […]Read more
Warm up your Winter at Vrolijkheid, Anysberg, Rocherpan and Limietberg You’ve heard it from your neighbour and you’ve heard it from your dad – yes, this winter CapeNature is giving nature lovers 40% off camping and self-catering accommodation, so you’d better believe it! This means that you can now afford to stay longer and see […]Read more
CapeNature has received additional valuable funding to implement the internal conservation action plan of the geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus. This tortoise species occurs nowhere else than in the Western Cape, South Africa and is considered one of the Top 25 most endangered tortoises in the World. In 2010, CapeNature received a donation of funds towards tortoise conservation in the […]Read more
CapeNature has bagged two more awards, hard on the heels of the five 2017 Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor for Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) and the Whale Trail. These latest awards are from AccommoDirect.com for two CapeNature properties in the Plettenberg Bay area. Whiskey […]Read more
Take advantage of the 40% discount on accommodation at CapeNature reserves this winter! Spoilt for choice and not sure where to start? You’re in the right place. The Cederberg Nature Reserve. The name conjures up an image of a rugged, sun-baked landscape with soaring peaks, yawning caves and cascading waterfalls, a perfect antidote to the […]Read more
We’re proud to announce that Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Lambert’s Bay Bird Island Nature Reserve, Gamkaskloof (Die Hel) and the Whale Trail have all been recognised with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site with over 500 million traveller reviews. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors select accommodations, attractions, and restaurants […]Read more
As soon as the weather patterns leading up to the storm of 7 and 8 June 2017 was identified, the CapeNature management teams of the two precious African Penguin colonies on Dyer Island and Stony Point, started with earnest preparations to minimise the loss of birds, as well as limit any possible damage to infrastructure. […]Read more
UPDATE, 09 June 2017 Please note that Robberg and Goukamma Nature Reserves remain closed following recent fires in the area. We ask that people refrain from trying to access these areas to allow firefighters and emergency services to proceed with necessary operations. The following reserves experienced extreme weather and damage to infrastructure/roads, if you […]Read more
Today, 8 June, we celebrate World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. This year’s theme, Our Oceans, Our Future, places a conservation focus on solutions to plastic pollution and […]Read more
Just the thought of climbing massive rocks without harness or ropes is enough to scare many, but some seasoned climbers recently visited the area and documented just how amazing the experience of bouldering in the Cederberg can be. As part of EpicTV’s bouldering series, a group of climbers from America, the United Kingdom and Canada […]Read more
On 22 May each year we celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. Not only is this a reason to revel in nature, but it is also a reminder of what we as citizens should be doing to help conserve the biodiversity in the Western Cape.Read more
A leopard that was recently seen approaching a vehicle in Gordon’s Bay has been safely rehomed in a natural environment within the Western Cape.Read more
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