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31 May 2021 by CapeNature
World Environment Day 2021 - Kids' Competition

Are you between 7 and 13 years old? If the answer is yes, you could win a fantastic hamper from CapeNature in our World Environment Day 2021 competition.

25 May 2021
De Hoop Collection winter discounts!

CapeNature is proud to announce that our Public Private Partner (PPP), world-renowned De Hoop Collection, is participating in the entity’s annual winter discount campaign!

20 May 2021
Warm up with CapeNature this winter!

The promotion runs from 1 May to 31 August 2021 and means that you get an additional 40% off our existing price freeze promotion which has been running since 2019. So what are you waiting for - pay less, and get more from CapeNature this winter!

18 May 2021
Western Cape State of Conservation Report 2020 - Webinar Discussion

CapeNature proudly hosted a webinar discussion on the Western Cape State of Conservation Report (SoCR 2020) on 20th May 2021.

11 May 2021
State of Conservation Report 2020
7 May 2021
CapeNature participates in the City Nature Challenge, a worldwide citizen science event

Conservation in action

Bontebok conservation

The Greater De Hoop Conservation Area is the stronghold of bontebok conservation. Together, De Hoop Nature Reserve and the adjacent Overberg Test Range support almost half of all bontebok on protected areas.

Monitoring of the critically endangered Geometric tortoise

The geometric tortoise occurs only in the low-lying renosterveld shrublands of the Swartland, Upper Breede River Valley and Ceres Valley.

Rough moss frog

The rough moss frog occurs at a single locality on the southern slopes of the Klein Swartberg Mountain. The main threats to this species are invasive alien plants and too-frequent fires.

Conservation of Barrydale redfin

The tiny Critically Endangered Barrydale redfin, for example, is limited to just 40 km2 in the Tradouw catchment where it is threatened by water abstraction, pollution and alien fish.

Possibly extinct Brenton blue butterfly

Of the two localities at which it is known to have occurred, the Brenton blue butterfly is now extinct at one (Nature’s Valley) and possibly extinct at the other (the Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve near Knysna).


Monitoring the Great White Shark

The waters around Dyer Island are an important seasonal feeding ground for great white sharks. Researchers working through Dyer Island Conservation Trust have demonstrated a decrease in white shark sightings around the island since 2017. 

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21 Jun 2021
Freedom Challenge


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26 Jun 2021
George Mountain Ultra Trail
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31 Jul 2021
Merrell Whale of Trail
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Featured accommodation

Featured reserves

Cederberg Wilderness Area

The Cederberg was proclaimed as a Wilderness in 1973. The 66811 ha of mountainous terrain is located in the Cape Floral Region only three hours outside Cape Town, but it feels like a different world.

Explore rugged mountain terrain
Swim in crystal clear rock pools
Discover ancient rock art
Goukamma Nature Reserve

Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve was proclaimed a marine protected area in 1990 and it is heralded as one of the country’s conservation success stories. The reserve stretches along 16.5km of the coastline between Buffalo Bay and Platbank, and 2 500 hectares inland.

Fact

Buffalo Valley’s three self-catering timber lodges are fully equipped and sleep between four to six people. 

Fact

Buffalo Valley is a large conservation area  two kilometres from the warm Indian Ocean. 

Marloth Nature Reserve

Marloth Nature Reserve is hidden away in the imposing Swellendam Mountains, between Swellendam, Ashton, Barrydale and Suurbraak. The peaceful reserve, which is 14 123 hectares in size, is managed together with 16 532 hectares of privately owned land, and is a World Heritage Site.

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