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Black Friday Discount Live!


by CapeNature

CapeNature is excited to announce that the much anticipated 24-hour Black Friday promotion is now live. Clients using the online booking system will qualify for a 50% discount* for any bookings made for the period, 1st January 2018 to 28th March 2018 at the following reserves: Rocherpan Vrolijkheid Grootvadersbosch Gamkaberg Gamkaskloof Anysberg Just follow these easy steps (remember […]

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Published in Eco-Tourism, Promotions

Six of the best: breathtaking picnicking and camping sites in the Western Cape this summer


by CapeNature

CapeNature has a summer lifestyle holiday choice for everyone, from families to young travellers, adventurers to relaxation-seekers with activities galore on offer at your choice of nature reserves across the Western Cape. But if you just want to get away from it all and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in tranquil surroundings this […]

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CapeNature reserves now on Google Street View!


by CapeNature

Cape Town based travel company Drive South Africa, has partnered with Google through the Google Street View camera loan program to capture 360-degree Street View imagery of South Africa’s top wilderness, cultural and historic sites for Google Maps, including a number of CapeNature’s trails.

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HAPPY FEET at Stony Point Nature Reserve!


by CapeNature

Hundreds of locals and volunteers gathered on Saturday, 28 October at Stony Point nature reserve for a cheerful send off of our friendly feathered friends; the African Penguin. If you weren’t there, you certainly missed out but don’t despair; we’ve got the captivating run down of events for you… CapeNature and The Southern African Foundation […]

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Wild Card rates for 2017-2018


by CapeNature

The new Wild Card rates for 2017-2018 come into effect from Wednesday 1 November 2017 and CapeNature has all the information you need to stay informed about the changes.

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CapeNature launches self-service permits portal


by CapeNature

  CapeNature is pleased to announce the launch of the online self-service permits portal. In this post, we will guide you through the process of registering for the self-service portal, uploading an application form and tracking the status of your enquiry.     The infographic above shows the process that a user would follow to […]

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Published in In the media

Swimming at Anysberg

Hidden Gem in the Klein Karoo – Anysberg Nature Reserve


by CapeNature

This summer we invite you to explore, conserve and experience Anysberg Nature Reserve. Located in the heart of the Klein Karoo, off the beaten track near Ladismith, this picturesque nature reserve is renowned for its wide variety of outdoor activities and adventures. Kick back in the shade outside your cottage, with a book and a […]

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Conserve. Explore. Experience… this summer


by CapeNature

CapeNature invites you to #PutDownYourMarker this summer at any of our 25 pristine nature reserves! A world of adventure awaits so get ready to go hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, 4×4 trails, horse riding, swimming, and so much more. Whether you love to rough it or prefer to stay in comfort, CapeNature reserves offer the […]

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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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Geometric Tortoise

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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African Penguin chick

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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