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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.

3 Aug 2022
A Week Exploring the Rocklands on the West Coast, South Africa

Unpack your crash pads and get your spotter ready for a week of world-class bouldering and sports climbing at the Rocklands. The Rocklands partners have developed more than 1 500 invigorating climbing “problems” at the globally famed northern Cederberg gem, an absolute quintessence of first-class bouldering for seasoned and novice climbers.

3 Aug 2022
Value of Cedar trees celebrated at tree planting event

CapeNature, in collaboration with Just Trees Nursery, hosted an annual Cedar Tree Planting Event in the Cederberg Wilderness Area in mid-July. This forms part of CapeNature’s efforts to re-establish the cedar trees in this region, dating back to 1987.

3 Aug 2022 by Ruida Stanvliet, Flora Ecologist, Biodiversity Capabilities
Wild Irises of the Western Cape

The family Iridaceae includes 33 genera that are native to southern Africa. This region has the highest diversity of Iridaceae in the world. The family comprises some spectacular blooms, including the genera Watsonia, Gladiolus, Ixia, Freesia, and Dietes.

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 by Pierre De Villiers
Working Together Towards Understanding the Value of Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of ecologically and biologically diverse marine areas. They can be an example of a successful collaboration between civil society, communities, and government who need to work together to conserve our valuable marine resources for all.

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.

20 Jul 2022
Gamkaberg Earns Its Green Flag Status

The Green Flag Trails accreditation system (endorsed by all the main providers of hiking trails in South Africa) is not a grading system that promotes one trail as being superior to another. It’s a scientifically based, accurate objective assessment that allows prospective hikers to make well-informed decisions; ensuring them that they will get what is being promised and will thus be assured of a good trail experience.

20 Jul 2022 by Anita Wheeler, Conservation Stewardship Specialist, Biodiversity Capabilities
Landowners Welcome Private Nature Reserve Verification and Validation Process

Initiated in 2019 and funded by Table Mountain Fund, the project aims to regularise the network of Private Nature Reserves (PNR) in the Western Cape to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act of 2003 (NEM: PAA).

20 Jul 2022 by Thandeka Mabena, field ranger at Kammanassie
Strawberry Button Spider

An exciting, new spider record was collected from the Kammanassie Nature Reserve, which is also a listed World Heritage Site of international importance. The Kammanassie Field Rangers observed a vivid red spider while assisting researchers from the University of Antwerp’s Department of Biology with field work at the Mannetjiesberg Mountain.

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.

11 Jul 2022
Over 100 African Penguins Released at De Hoop Nature Reserve During the Past Two Years

In an attempt to re-establish an African penguin colony at the De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa, BirdLife South Africa, CapeNature and SANCCOB have released over 100 juvenile penguins at the reserve over the past two years.