In the mood for adventure? Access Week is back in September 2019!

by CapeNature

September is both Tourism Month and Heritage month in South Africa when we acknowledge the enormous contribution that tourism makes to our economy and also rejoice in the beauty of our natural heritage.

De Mond Nature Reserve

In that spirit, and to mark the significance of tourism and heritage, CapeNature is delighted to announce that day access to all CapeNature reserves will be free from 23 to 29 September 2019.

Cederberg Wilderness Area

There are so many reasons to be proud of our rich natural beauty. Did you know that the Western Cape Province is home to a number of World Heritage Sites, so named because they meet the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) requirements for containing fauna and flora of outstanding universal value?  Or that the Cape Floral Region (one of the six floral kingdoms in the world) has the highest concentration of plant species in the world. It contains an estimated 9 500 species, of which 70% do not grow anywhere else in the world.

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

If you crave adventure in the outdoors, our pristine beaches, scenic forests and rolling mountains provide the perfect backdrop for hiking, cycling and swimming to get the blood pumping.

Marloth Nature Reserve

So what more opportune time to reconnect with our natural heritage by exploring the Western Cape and experiencing the sights and sounds of nature?  Whether you’re heading to the Garden Route, the Overberg, the Winelands , the Karoo or the West Coast, you’ll be able to visit a CapeNature reserve and experience your natural heritage.

Goukamma Nature Reserve

Experience the rare thrill of catching a glimpse of diverse animal and bird life in their natural habitat.

Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to this campaign

•  The conservation fee will be waived for visitors to any CapeNature reserve that is open to the public between 23 and 29 September 2019.
•  Free day access will only apply at the reserve gate. No free access fee will apply when booking through the call centre/online bookings and excludes accommodation bookings (normal rates and access fees apply with any accommodation booking).
•  Free access fee will pertain to general access (conservation fee) and hiking, mountain biking and picnicking. The waiver will NOT apply to the Whale Trail or concessions (including canopy tours, bouldering, horse riding etc).
•  Zero (R0) rated permits need to be given to everyone accessing the reserve during this time, as per usual standard procedure to ensure that all access numbers and activity numbers are recorded.
•  Access to Protected Areas during the CapeNature Access Week will be conducted during regular reserve hours and applies to entries at CapeNature reserve gates.

There’s a reserve rich with heritage close to you – go and experience it for free during access week!

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