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Latest news

7 Aug 2022
Enhance your experience at Cederberg Wilderness up the West Coast!

Our Winter promotion is soon coming to an end. Why not take advantage of the last few weeks and head out to the Cederberg Wilderness. Come and watch nature come alive from this World Heritage Site.

2 Aug 2022
Find Your Freedom in Nature With CapeNature’s 30% Senior Citizen Discount

If you are 60 years or older and have a valid South African ID, you’re in for a real treat with CapeNature’s Senior Citizen Discount perk. The all year 30% discount allows senior citizens accessible travel to all CapeNature reserves, which spans from the West Coast to the Winelands, Overberg, Garden Route and the Klein Karoo.

31 Jul 2022
Kammanassie Youth Reaching New Heights

World Ranger Day is celebrated annually on 31 July to highlight the work that rangers do. According to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora, World Ranger Day is a time to pause, reflect and show our gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of some of nature’s most devoted custodians.

18 Jul 2022
Mouth Maintenance Management Plans

The objective of the Mouth Maintenance Management Plan is to manage the estuary mouth in order to maintain the healthy ecological conditions of the estuary.

6 Jul 2022
More Gems to Explore for Your #CapeNaturewinter Getaway!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been telling you about our 40% winter discount and some of the amazing nature reserves to spend your perfect winter holiday. Yet did you know that CapeNature has more than 20 different reserve destinations to visit?

5 Jul 2022
Discover the Best Outdoor Filming and Photography Destinations With CapeNature

Whether you are a film production agency or a freelancer in need of multifaceted and spectacular natural settings, or an aspiring film student looking for the perfect playground to shoot your nature documentary CapeNature has the ultimate host of nature reserves to satisfy all your nature-inspired filming needs.

Conservation in action

Celebrating gender equality in conservation

There is a number of women working at CapeNature in so-called non-conventional roles. The entity is known for creating an enabling environment where women employees can thrive and progress. 

Groenvlei Carp Project

The Invasive Fish Species Management Non Profit Company (IFSM) consists of a group of volunteers that approached CapeNature in 2018 to remove invasive carp from Groenvlei lake by means of fishing bows.

Bontebok conservation

The Greater De Hoop Conservation Area is the stronghold of bontebok conservation. Together, De Hoop Nature Reserve and the adjacent Overberg Test Range support almost half of all bontebok on protected areas.

Monitoring of the critically endangered Geometric tortoise

The geometric tortoise occurs only in the low-lying renosterveld shrublands of the Swartland, Upper Breede River Valley and Ceres Valley.

Rough moss frog

The rough moss frog occurs at a single locality on the southern slopes of the Klein Swartberg Mountain. The main threats to this species are invasive alien plants and too-frequent fires.

Conservation of Barrydale redfin

The tiny Critically Endangered Barrydale redfin, for example, is limited to just 40 km2 in the Tradouw catchment where it is threatened by water abstraction, pollution and alien fish.

Events Calendar
1 Aug 2022
Marine Protected Areas Day
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31 Jul 2022
World Ranger Day
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4 Dec 2021
Virtual Penguin Palooza
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Featured accommodation

Featured reserves

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
Goukamma Nature Reserve

Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve was proclaimed a marine protected area in 1990 and it is heralded as one of the country’s conservation success stories. The reserve stretches along 16.5km of the coastline between Buffalo Bay and Platbank, and 2 500 hectares inland.

Fact

Buffalo Valley’s three self-catering timber lodges are fully equipped and sleep between four to six people. 

Fact

Buffalo Valley is a large conservation area  two kilometres from the warm Indian Ocean. 

Marloth Nature Reserve

Marloth Nature Reserve is hidden away in the imposing Swellendam Mountains, between Swellendam, Ashton, Barrydale and Suurbraak. The peaceful reserve, which is 14 123 hectares in size, is managed together with 16 532 hectares of privately owned land, and is a World Heritage Site.

Explore beautiful fynbos with patches of forest
Over 25 species of erica flowers found here

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