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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.

26 Apr 2022
CapeNature Conservation Review 2022

CapeNature is proud to announce that the entity’s Annual CapeNature Conservation Review will take place on 1 and 2 June 2022. CapeNature and its partners will showcase “a year in review”, themed, Resilience is in our Nature, at the South African Medical Research Council’s Conference Venue in Tygerberg, Cape Town, as a hybrid event.

26 Apr 2022
Invest in our planet - Earth Day 2022

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April this year, CapeNature produced a captivating video with the young environmental ambassador, Mbali, explaining what climate change is and how it is linked to waste.

12 Apr 2022
Plant the Right Species at the Right Time of the Year This Plant Appreciation Day

International Plant Appreciation Day is held on 13 April every year as a platform to highlight the importance of plants. This year, CapeNature is highlighting the special attributes of plants and the unique climate of the Western Cape to encourage the public to plant indigenous trees and other plant species at the right time of the year.

5 Apr 2022
State of Conservation Report 2021

CapeNature has just released the second annual State of Conservation Report. The entity endeavours to provide annual snapshots of the conservation status of species and ecosystems, highlighting achievements and impacts, through this report.

1 Apr 2022
Firewood prohibited in all CapeNature reserves as a biodiversity precaution against Shot Hole Borer

After months of scientific research and in association with conservation stakeholders and expert engagement, CapeNature has taken the decision to prohibit firewood brought in by visitors in all their nature reserves. This precaution will be in effect from 01 April 2022 until further notice.

28 Mar 2022 by Dr. Martine Jordaan, Ecologist Fauna
Catfish on the move in the Cape

Sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus are rather remarkable creatures indigenous to the northern parts of South Africa but both alien and invasive in the Western and Eastern Cape.They are omnivorous feeders, and as such can have negative impacts on indigenous fish populations as they can eat large numbers of young fish.