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We have 27 reserves for you to visit and enjoy. Use the map to browse and click on the reserve of your choice.

What to do

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icon/picnicking_greenicon/picnicking_bluePicnickingPicnicking
icon/cycling_greenicon/cycling_blueMountain biking and cyclingMountain biking and cycling
icon/4x4trail_greenicon/4x4trail_blue4x4 trails4x4 trails
icon/horseriding_greenicon/horseriding_blueHorse ridingHorse riding
icon/rockclimbing_greenicon/rockclimbing_blueBoulderingBouldering
icon/donkeycart_greenicon/donkeycart_blueDonkey adventuresDonkey adventures
icon/kloofing_greenicon/kloofing_blueKloofingKloofing

Where to stay

Self-catering

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Camping

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Eco-venues

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Overnight hiking

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Groups

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Featured accommodation

Kingfisher Cottage
Rocherpan Nature Reserve
Flamingo Cottage
Rocherpan Nature Reserve
Gamkaberg Campsite
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

Featured eco-venues

Tierkloof Eco-Lodge
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve
Oudebosch Eco Cabins
Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Featured news

21 Jan 2022
WARNING: Is Getting HOT in here!

Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, through the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre, today issued a warning on the expected heatwave throughout the Western Cape this weekend.

According to the South African Weather Service, temperatures in the Western Cape will rise above 40 degrees Celsius in some places both Saturday and Sunday.

20 Jan 2022 by Philippa Huntly
Legal implications in terms of invasive alien plant species

The management of alien and invasive plant species can sometimes lead to confusion in terms of applicable legislation. There are two national laws that need to be considered, namely the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act 43 of 1983 (CARA) and the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 (NEMBA). All landowners have a responsibility and legal liability in relation to the control of invasive vegetation.

17 Jan 2022
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15 Jan 2022
CapeNature goes mobile: Launch of new tourism App for visitors

Experience nature with the new CapeNature mobile app, the first of its kind for the conservation agency. Get it now for convenient maps, guides, self-check-ins, competitions, and more!

13 Jan 2022 by Karen Jurgens
It's time – announcing the five Matrics going to Antarctica

CapeNature is a proud collaborator for the second year of the “Matrics in Antarctica Project” with world renowned adventurer Riaan Manser. On Friday, 14 January 2022 at 15h15 the top 5 to join Riaan in Antarctica will be announced.

12 Jan 2022 by Wouter Kriel
Minister Anton Bredell thanks Kleinmond firefighters and firefighting entities

Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental affairs and Development Planning today thanked all the firefighters and firefighting entities who worked together to put out the Kleinmond fire after 4 days of extensive and coordinated firefighting.

Events Calendar
15 Jul 2021 - 5 Nov 2021
The Conservation Symposium
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1 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
Arbor Day Event - Interview with a Tree Competition 2021
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13 Sep 2021 - 20 Sep 2021
Access Week 13- 20 September 2021
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Featured reserves

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Assegaaibosch is a small nature reserve in the Jonkershoek valley. It is about 9km from Stellenbosch, and 204 hectares in size. The reserve lies next to the Eerste River, which forms the northern boundary and extends up the north-eastern slope of Stellenbosch Mountain.

Cederberg Wilderness Area

The Cederberg was proclaimed as a Wilderness in 1973. The 66811 ha of mountainous terrain is located in the Cape Floral Region only three hours outside Cape Town, but it feels like a different world.

Explore rugged mountain terrain
Swim in crystal clear rock pools
Discover ancient rock art
Rocklands in the Cederberg

The Rocklands area forms an integral part of the Cederberg Wilderness and is also proclaimed as a World Heritage 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 season lasting from 30 April to 01 October every year.

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