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

Friday, July 28, 2017,
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

Geometric Tortoise

Funding Received for CapeNature’s Geometric Tortoise Conservation Programme

Thursday, July 20, 2017,
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

Monday, July 17, 2017,
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!

Monday, July 10, 2017,
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

Friday, June 30, 2017,
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

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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