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CapeNature’s World Heritage Sites – A Photo Tour


by CapeNature

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 […]

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CapeNature announces Access Week 2017 – My Nature, My Heritage


by CapeNature

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 […]

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Clanwilliam Flower Show cancelled due to drought


by CapeNature

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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World Ranger Day 2017


by CapeNature

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 […]

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Spring is Coming But There’s Still Time To Enjoy Late Winter Savings at Vrolijkheid, Anysberg, Rocherpan and Limietberg!


by CapeNature

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 […]

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Published in Eco-Tourism, Promotions

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Funding Received for CapeNature’s Geometric Tortoise Conservation Programme


by CapeNature

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 […]

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More CapeNature Awards


by CapeNature

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 […]

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Winter in the Cederberg just got more affordable!


by CapeNature

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 […]

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2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for CapeNature


by CapeNature

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 […]

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


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


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


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


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


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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World Heritage Day


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


by CapeNature

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

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Published in Care for Nature

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