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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

20 May 2022
Tag your friends to strike a pose with CapeNature & WIN!

Plan a road trip with family and friends to visit one of the six CapeNature reserves that have a newly installed outdoor selfie frame!

19 May 2022
Join the Coolest Conservation Club This Biodiversity Day

The CapeNature Cubs Club is a digital platform for children between the ages of 4 and 13 years, where they can learn more about nature and how to protect it.

10 May 2022
The Succulent Karoo Biome – the World's Only Arid Hotspot

It is not possible to talk about the biodiversity of the Western Cape Province without mentioning the smallest world-renowned floral kingdom, the Greater Cape Floristic Region. This floristic region consists of the Core Cape sub-region and the Extra Cape sub-region respectively, better known as the Fynbos Biome and the Succulent Karoo Biome.

10 May 2022
CapeNature contributes to the City Nature Challenge 2022

The City Nature Challenge is an international BioBlitz type competition that took place between 29 April and 2 May this year. Twelve South African municipalities participated, with six of these being in the Western Cape including the City of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Garden Route, Overstrand, Southern Overberg and West Coast.

29 Apr 2022
Get a 40% Winter Discount on Your Next Family Holiday With CapeNature

Watch nature come alive this winter between 1 May - 31 August 2022 by saving 40% on select self-catering cottages and campsites. Book between 1 May and 31 August 2022.

27 Apr 2022
Top 4 Family-friendly Reserves for Your Winter Holiday

Whether you’re close to the breathtakingly lush Winelands, or near the rumbling shores of the West Coast, CapeNature has the perfect collection of family-friendly reserves to liven up your winter family holiday.

Events Calendar
4 Dec 2021
Virtual Penguin Palooza
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26 Oct 2021
A Marine Safari webinar
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19 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
Eden Festival of Action 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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