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After the storm: African Penguins on Dyer Island and Stony Point

Thursday, June 15, 2017,
by Marietjie Engelbrecht

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. […]

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Storms and Fires on CapeNature Reserves

Friday, June 9, 2017,
by Marietjie Engelbrecht

  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 […]

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Published in Eco-Tourism, In the media

Celebrate World Oceans Day 2017 with CapeNature

Thursday, June 8, 2017,
by Blanche de Vries

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 […]

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Bouldering at Rocklands

A guide to bouldering at Rocklands

Tuesday, May 23, 2017,
by CapeNature

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 […]

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Published in Eco-Tourism

International Day for Biological Diversity 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017,
by CapeNature

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.

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Get 40% off in Winter 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017,
by CapeNature

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World Heritage Day

Tuesday, April 18, 2017,
by CapeNature

World Heritage Sites are special and unique places with fragile ecosystems that need special care and one such site is the Cape Floral Region Protected Area World Heritage Site.

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Published in Care for Nature

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Leopard safely translocated to natural environment

Wednesday, March 29, 2017,
by CapeNature

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.

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Water week 2017:
Nature’s Water Factory

Thursday, March 16, 2017,
by CapeNature

National Water Week takes place from 20 to 26 March in 2017. CapeNature highlights some key water facts in an animated video. 

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Make a change with
Earth Hour 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017,
by CapeNature

From 8:30pm to 9:30pm, Saturday, 25 March 2017, Earth Hour 2017 takes place. CapeNature urges the public to use their power and say YES to renewable energy. 

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Protecting the coastline:
An EPWP success story

Monday, March 6, 2017,
by CapeNature

Meet Selwyn Gertse, a pupil field ranger at Kogelberg Nature Reserve Complex and Betty’s Bay Marine Protected Area.

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Published in Care for Nature

World Wildlife Day 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017,
by CapeNature

Celebrated on 3 March every year, World Wildlife Day is a way to recognise the importance of wildlife in the wider ecosystem, and a chance to illuminate successes and challenges related to wildlife around the globe. 

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CapeNature launches
online booking

Wednesday, March 1, 2017,
by CapeNature

CapeNature is pleased to announce that we’ve launched an online booking portal for our self-catering accommodation products around the province. Read on below for information on how you can make your booking online.

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A Sense of Wander at Grootvadersbosch

Tuesday, February 14, 2017,
by CapeNature

Experience what we call a sense of wander and be captivated by the escape when you visit Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve. 

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Published in Eco-Tourism, In the media

Getting ahead: An EPWP success story

Thursday, February 9, 2017,
by CapeNature

Meet Smith Oerson, a contractor at Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve near Robertson.

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Published in Care for Nature

Celebrate the value
of our wetlands on
World Wetlands Day

Thursday, February 2, 2017,
by CapeNature

With pressure on South Africa’s water sources continually increasing, it is vital we acknowledge World Wetlands Day and take note of the importance of this valuable water system.

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Illegal Dog Hunter Found Guilty & Sentenced

Thursday, January 26, 2017,
by CapeNature

An illegal dog hunter, who threatened the unique biodiversity of the West Coast, which is home to many rare and endangered animals, was recently found guilty in the Atlantis Magistrates Court for hunting protected and unprotected wild animals with dogs.

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Share the love this
Valentine’s Day – COMPETITION CLOSED

Monday, January 23, 2017,
by CapeNature

“Share the Love” and WIN a two-night stay for two at Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve this Valentine’s Day.

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Published in Eco-Tourism, Promotions

Water: Time is running out

Thursday, January 19, 2017,
by CapeNature

Dr Ernst Baard, CapeNature’s Executive Director of Biodiversity Support, tackles the water question from a long-term perspective, in this article originally published in Agri-Culture’s December 2016-January 2017 issue. 

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Kick back and relax
with us in 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017,
by CapeNature

By all accounts, 2016 was a tough year all round. So we figured it was time for everyone to take a step back, slow down, and appreciate the relaxation opportunities that our natural spaces can provide in 2017. 

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Published in Eco-Tourism

Creating a future: An EPWP success story

Monday, January 9, 2017,
by CapeNature

Meet Patrick Makuliwe, an admin assistant at Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch. 

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Published in Care for Nature

Experience the magic of Grootvadersbosch!

Thursday, December 15, 2016,
by CapeNature

After a long period of closure to upgrade the infrastructure and tourism offerings at the reserve, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve has reopened, and there are 11 new cabins for the public to book, allowing them to experience the magic of Grootvadersbosch once again!

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Western Cape Fire
Season launch –
Fire is everyone’s fight!

Monday, December 12, 2016,
by CapeNature

The annual Western Cape Fire Season launch took place at Newlands Fire Base in Cape Town on Monday, 12 December 2016.

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Truck driver to contractor:
An EPWP success story

Friday, December 9, 2016,
by CapeNature

Meet John Mngxunyeni, a contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve in the Garden Route. 

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Published in Care for Nature

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