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 will continue to offer the following essential services for the duration of the lockdown from midnight Thursday, 26 March to midnight Thursday, 16 April 2020: Disaster management including flooding, fire and oil spill contingency plans. Fire prevention, wildfire suppression and fire fighting. Wildlife conservation including, legislative compliance (through permitting), maintaining animal welfare and responding to immediate, […]
You still need that break – don’t cancel, postpone. During lockdown our contact centre is still open for new bookings, rescheduling and reimbursements. Call or book online. In light of the lockdown measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, CapeNature reserves were closed from 25 March 2020. Bookings may still be made for the period from […]
To stop the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, a national lockdown will take effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March and will continue until midnight, 16 April. Please stay at home during this time. For more information, visit www.westerncape.gov.za/coronavirus
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.