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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/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

27 Oct 2021
UPDATE: Western Cape Avian Influenza outbreak

The outbreak of Avian Influenza amongst wild seabirds in the Western Cape continues, with Dyer island in the Overberg the major hotspot.

19 Oct 2021
Western Cape Avian Influenza outbreak

An Avian Influenza outbreak amongst wild seabirds continues to affect the coastal regions of the Western Cape with Dyer Island in the Overberg currently an area of great concern.

5 Oct 2021
CapeNature urges the public to practice fire safety this fire season

CapeNature responded to 76 fires resulting in 31 198.7 hectares of natural and other veld burnt during the 2020/21 fire season. As we enter the 2021/22 fire season, CapeNature appeals to the public to help prevent fires and report smoke or fire.

28 Sep 2021
Meet the winner of our "Interview with a tree" competition

The judges had a difficult decision to make, but the results are in, and we are delighted to announce the winner of this competition.

27 Sep 2021
New glamping sites at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve near Swellendam

Five new glamping sites are available for pre-bookings NOW! Yellowwood, Red alder, Stinkwood, Sequoia (“Si-koi-ja”) and Boekenhout offers convenience and luxury with private ablution facilities and structured tents which are fully furnished.

27 Sep 2021
CapeNature shines the spotlight on job creation to mark International Tourism Day

“Tourism for inclusive growth” is the 2021 international theme marking Tourism Month and in specific, Tourism Day celebrated on 27 September 2021. CapeNature has worked tirelessly to deliver on inclusivity, not only in terms of access, but also in terms of local economic development.

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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