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.
News broke shortly after New Years that mountains along the Betty’s Bay coast had caught fire, making devastating headlines as the situation quickly escalated. The fire spread quickly and posed concern for communities within the Hermanus region and a group effort by multiple fire-fighting agencies was required in order to tackle the multitude of flames […]
CapeNature and acclaimed musician and songwriter, Jimmy Nevis, merge conservation tourism and top class entertainment in the form of a unique, two-night outdoor camping experience from 15 – 17 February 2019. Book your tickets today and rub shoulders with some of the most talented musicians in South Africa, listening to intimate acoustic performances while enjoying […]
In the spirit of the festive season, the CapeNature People and Conservation Programme in partnership with the Youth Environmental Service Programme (YES) put smiles on the faces of the less fortunate and elderly by spending time at the Unakho Children’s Home Care and Sizamile Independent Old Age Home in Langa, an informal settlement in Cape […]
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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.