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.
CapeNature is proud to present our first annual State of Conservation Report (SoCR 2020) which will be showcased via a webinar on the 20th May 2021. The biodiversity of the Western Cape is characterised by a wide variety of ecosystem types, species abundance and high levels of endemism. This means that many species found here […]
We are very proud to announce that the first annual State of Conservation Report for the Western Cape is complete and ready for release. This succinct and visually rich report provides an overview of the status of priority conservation indicators as at the end of 2019. The report highlights achievements, challenges, impacts and urgent actions required. Significant […]
By Natanya Dreyer, Team Leader, Learning and Awareness The annual City Nature Challenge is a global community science competition to document biodiversity. The challenge is a bio blitz that engages residents and visitors to find and document plants, animals and other organisms within a specific boundary. Cities around the world compete against one another to […]
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.