Permits

CapeNature is the regulatory authority in the Western Cape for the issuing of permits for fauna, flora, hunting and CITES.

Through the Permit Office, CapeNature strives to provide administrative support which is effective, fair and efficient, and monitor compliance in terms of all relevant environmental legislation.

Download the Nature Conservation Ordinance 19 of 1974

A table containing all of the administration, licence and permit fees levied by CapeNature is available below.

PLEASE NOTE

The business process for the issuing of certain permit types has become decentralised following the implementation of an electronic permit system available at regional Conservation Services Offices.

This decentralisation will streamline and standardise our existing processes, rules and policies which will enhance and simplify the permit application procedure.

The following permits will now be issued at Regional Conservation Services Offices:

1. Fauna transport WITHIN the Western Cape Only:

Common species only: Eland, red hartebeest, springbok, plains zebra, kudu.

2. Damage Causing Animals:

  • Caracal, black-backed jackal, kudu, eland, bushpig.

3. Protected flora licences:

  • Registration and licensing of Flora growers and Flora sellers.
  • Export protected flora.

4. Endangered flora transport WITHIN the Western Cape only:

  • Transport of cycads WITHIN the Western Cape only.

Please submit your permit applications for the above categories to your nearest Conservation Services Office for processing. Contact details can be found below.

The person who currently has the animal(s)/plant(s) in his/her possession completes/signs/counter-signs the application forms and submits it, and not the recipient.

For permit applications not in the above categories, the original procedure of applying through our Head Office still applies. Application to export and import wild animals and plants will also still be processed at Head Office.

Please CLICK HERE to view information on permit fee increases to be implemented from 1 April 2016 (a PDF document will open in a separate tab)

For a list of all of the permit administration, licence and permit fees, please click the line below (document will open in a separate tab):

CAPE NATURE: ADMINISTRATION, LICENCE AND PERMIT FEES

Please note that applications not accompanied by a proof of payment cannot be processed. Please take note of the codes in column 2 of the PDF above. They are to be used whenever direct payments (i.e. bank deposit or internet transfer) are made.

Application deposits that do not indicate the correct code can either not be processed or will result in delays in processing an application. The correct code MUST be reflected whenever a direct deposit or internet transfer is made into the CapeNature’s bank account using the following format example (please use the correct code applicable to your application):

Reference: H018 / 800490 & Depositors Details (i.e. your full name, company etc.)

Payment may be made by depositing the relevant amount into our bank account and faxing or producing the proof of payment (i.e. stamped deposit slip, internet banking confirmation etc.) on application.

Banking details:

Western Cape Nature Conservation Board
Nedbank
Current Account
Account no: 1452057117
Branch code: 145209

For enquiries please contact Cape Nature Conservation’s permit office at:

  •  021 483 0122 (Carlo)
  • 021 483 0121 (Danelle)
  • 021 483 0120 (Lee-Anne)
  • 021 483 0123 (Terrence)
  • 021 483 0154 (Zimkitha)

REGIONAL CONSERVATION SERVICES OFFICES CONTACT DETAILS

GARDEN ROUTE

Barend le Roux – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 044 802 5316
Fax: 044 802 5313
Email: bleroux@capenature.co.za

Carlo van Tonder- Conservation Services officer
Tel: 044 802 5333
Fax: 044 802 5313
Email: cvtonder@capenature.co.za

KAROO

Theresa van der Westhuizen –Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 044 203 6300
Fax: 086 528 9806
Cell 082 5696 480
Email: tvdwesthuizen@capenature.co.za

Meyer Jullies – Conservation Services Officer
Allistair Pietersen – Conservation Services Officer

HESSEQUA

Rhett Hiseman – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 028 713 2366
Cell: 082 771 9107
Fax:  086 505 2995
Email rhiseman@capenature.co.za

Leandi Wessels – Conservation Services Officer
Tel: 028 713 2366
Cell: 082 448 9116
Fax: 086 759 2935
Email: lwessels@capenature.co.za

LANGEBERG

Corne Claassen – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 023 6251 621
Fax 086 529 0631
Cell: 082 496 2449
Email:  cclaassen@capenature.co.za

Marthinus van Tonder – Conservation Services Officer

NORTH WEST

Wentzel  Hornimann – Conservation Services Officer)
Tel: 027 219 1480
Fax: 027 219 1922
Cell: 082 455 5583
Email: whornimann@capenature.co.za

BOLAND

Marthinus van der Westhuizen – Conservation Services Manager
Tel 021 866 1560
Fax: 021 866 1567
Email:  mvdwesthuizen@capenature.co.za

BREEDEBERG

Donnie Malherbe – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 022 931 2900
Fax 086 528 9705
Cell: 082 455 5569
Email: gmalherbe@capenature.co.za

OVERBERG

Andrae  Marais – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 028 314 0062
Fax: 028 314 1814
Email: andrae@capenature.co.za

Bongane Sithole – Conservation Services Officer

CAPE METRO

Helene vd Westhuyzen – Conservation Services Manager
Tel:  021-955 5940
Fax :  086 528 9716
Email:  hvdwesthuyzen@capenature.co.za

Michael Hanson – Conservation Services Officer
Yzelle Brockman – Conservation Services Officer
Nyaniso Mbashe – Conservation Services Officer

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