Beat the lockdown blues – plan a day visit to a CapeNature reserve

by CapeNature

Robberg Nature Reserve

CapeNature is continuing the phased reopening of its reserves across the Western Cape following the easing of the national lockdown regulations to allow various outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, and angling.

Check the full list of reserves and trails that are currently open to the public here (opens in new tab). Please take into consideration the daily limit allowed on each trail.  Once capacity is reached no more hiking permits may be issued for that trail on that day. The opening of trails will be subject to weather conditions. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found here (opens in new tab).

Visitor Safety

All visitors entering at a controlled CapeNature reserve entrance gate will be subjected to a screening process and various guidelines will apply, including the mandatory completion of a 4-step check-in process.

In order to minimize contact engagement and risk, no hiking permit will be on sale at reserve gates until further notice.

All visitors are encouraged to pre-purchase their hiking permit by one of the following methods:

    • Online: by visiting and selecting the reserve and the trail that you would like to hike
    • Telephone (weekdays): Call a friendly Contact Centre agent on 087 087 8250
    • Telephone (weekends): Call 074 936 2139 or 062 318 4987
    • Email:

Pre-purchased hiking permit sales will close at 10h00, for any purchases made for that particular day.

Please note that in order to manage capacity and for record keeping purposes, Wild Card holders will also need to obtain a permit from our Call Centre prior to arriving at the reserve.

Cederberg Nature Reserve

CapeNature’s full COVID-19 Booking terms and conditions is available on the CapeNature website here (opens in new tab).

If you’re interested in staying overnight at one of our reserves click here to book today!

Published in Care for Nature

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