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.
This is a notification of the stakeholder engagement process and an invitation to attend a public meeting to provide inputs and comments to the draft Protected Area Management Plan for the Boland Mountain Complex World Heritage Site. Management plans for protected areas are required in terms of section 39(2) of the National Environmental Management: Protected […]
In celebration of the fast-approaching festive season, CapeNature, the biodiversity conservation authority in the Western Cape, will implement a no alcohol and illegal substance ban at Limietberg and Assegaaibosch nature reserves’ picnic areas effective from Thursday, 1 November. This is in a bid to create a safe and trusted experience in nature for visitors of […]
Return to the Source with our Top 3 Water Experiences We’re inviting all our nature-loving, water-conserving, eco-conscious fans to ‘Return to the Source’ with us this summer. That’s right, we’re talking about water: the revitalising source of all life – carrying nutrients, feeding our bodies, keeping plants and animals alive. In the Western Cape, we’ve […]
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This week's endangered animal
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.