CapeNature works on significant developments and the upgrading of existing tourism infrastructure. Our platform of products is well planned and appropriately positioned in the landscape to be environmentally sensitive and sustainable. Products cater for a wide user group from affordable to upmarket to ensure access to all people of the Western Cape and South Africa.
Eco-Tourism has always been seen as an important part of the Western Cape economy. CapeNature is one of the key custodians of many of the natural assets that have made the Western Cape a destination of choice, both nationally and internationally.
Sustainable utilisation of these assets for nature based tourism holds potentially enormous benefits for all, including:
assistance with the funding of further biodiversity conservation work by the revenue generated;
the creation of jobs and SMMEs – around tourism services – further assisting in socio-economic development;
publicity about our rich biodiversity and conservation practices, especially by word-of-mouth, which further enhances the Western Cape’s reputation as a tourist destination of choice, and
controlled access to sensitive areas, which assists in convincing more people of the importance of biodiversity conservation and removing the elitist stigma.
As part of the 20-year celebrations of nurturing nature for you, and in line with our continued efforts to provide access for all, we’re celebrating Youth Day, Sunday 16 June 2019, by allowing free access to CapeNature reserves on the day to all persons aged 35 and under. Here’s how it works Visitors will need to provide […]
This winter, stay longer and save more! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you and our winter discount promotion, we’re offering a one-week limited deal on camping and self-catering accommodation at Gamkaskloof (Die Hel). To book this promotion, just hit the button below. You’ll need to be quick – this 3 […]
The Cederberg’s craggy mountains and incredible rock formations make this region a climber’s paradise. The Cederberg is home to Rocklands, a world renowned bouldering site. Rocklands also includes the areas at CapeNature’s Kliphuis, and partner properties at de Pakhuys, Traveller’s Rest, Agter Pakhuis and Kleinfontein. It is a world famous bouldering destination with the bouldering […]
The African Penguin has seen a large decrease in numbers during the 20th century. This precious species is now endangered and the Penguin Promises Waddle is taking place this week.The African Penguin currently faces many threats and the population is dwindling at an alarming rate.Did you know historically, the decrease in numbers was from egg and guano harvesting? However, since these harvestings have stopped, marine pollution and depleted food sources from overfishing has led to the continuous decrease in numbers.