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Valentine’s Day blues? Book your romantic escape today!


by CapeNature

Forget those last minute overpriced gifts, and make this a Valentine’s Day to remember by booking an unforgettable stay in the wild. Here are some ideas for romantic escapes that will earn brownie points galore from your significant other. 1. Experience a unique musical extravaganza for less! CapeNature’s scenic Algeria campsite will host music fans […]

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World Wetlands Day 2020 – creating awareness and employment


by CapeNature

World Wetlands Day falls on 02 February each year. It has been celebrated internationally since 1997, marking the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands. The day is aimed at drawing attention to the importance of biodiversity, specifically within a wetland ecosystem, found by the National Biodiversity Assessment of 2012, to be the most critically […]

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Published in Care for Nature

Camp-Out 2020 to showcase exciting array of local female talent


by CapeNature

Top South African female artists join the line-up for CapeNature’s Camp-Out with acclaimed musician Jimmy Nevis. The biodiversity conservation agency will once again merge conservation tourism and top class entertainment in the form of a unique two-night outdoor musical camp-out experience. The event will be taking place from 28 February to 01 March 2020 in […]

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Matric Wild Nights Out – Connecting Young People with Nature


by CapeNature

Text by: Jess Tyrrell Photos by: Clare Louise Thomas We all need places of natural wonder for our well-being. Many young South Africans spend little time in natural spaces, not because there are not many locations for that essential interaction, but rather due to a lack of access. The result is that we live in […]

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Peregrine Falcons soaring high over Bridgetown


by CapeNature

By Kevin Shaw, CapeNature Team Leader: Ecology | Biodiversity Intelligence A photo that was being circulated on WhatsApp in 2019 was of a male Peregrine Falcon sitting on one of the many ledges of the CapeNature Head Office building in Bridgetown.  We saw that the bird had been fitted with colour-rings (which unfortunately could not […]

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CapeNature presents Camp-Out 2020 with Jimmy Nevis


by CapeNature

The inaugural event was hugely successful and Jimmy Nevis and friends wowed the crowd that flocked to Algeria for the Camp-Out in 2019.

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CapeNature says fire awareness is an all year round priority


by CapeNature

CapeNature statistics show that more than 90% of fires in the Western Cape are human-induced accidental fires that occur largely through negligence. The Western Cape’s economy is heavily dependent on water catchment areas. In order to protect our water catchment areas and the ecosystem services they provide we have to prevent fires and therefore fire […]

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12 Days of Fantastic Christmas Giveaways


by CapeNature

The year is winding down and to celebrate the festive season, CapeNature gave away a prize every day for 12 days, from 12-23 December 2019. Here are the winners: Michelle Coates, winner of a Family All Parks Cluster Wild Card worth R1 380! Filip Lokotsch, winner of a zipline experience for two from Cape Canopy […]

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Published in Specials, Uncategorized

Run to Wupperthal raises much needed funds for fire-ravaged village


by CapeNature

Pieter Holtzhausen was saddened to learn about the fire which devastated the small town of Wupperthal, near the Cederburg Wilderness Area in early 2019. Many homes and businesses were completely destroyed and many residents of the town lost virtually everything that they owned. He decided to embark on a run from Stellenbosch to Wupperthal to raise public awareness and […]

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Published in In the media

The importance of fish diversity and abundance: World Fisheries Day 2019


by CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is celebrated every year on 21 November throughout the world by fishing communities. The day helps to highlight the critical importance of fish and the lives they sustain, both in and out of water. Fisheries play an integral role in sustaining not only human lives but also aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. More […]

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Protected Area Management Plans (PAMPS) – Public Participation


by CapeNature

The objective of a protected area management plan is to ensure that the protection, conservation and management of the reserve is consistent with the objectives of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, Act 57 of 2003 (NEM:PAA) (as amended) and section 21 of the World Heritage Convention Act, Act 49 of 1999. The draft […]

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Published in Care for Nature

Escape the city – experience our award-winning eco-cabins near Kleinmond


by CapeNature

Kogelberg Nature Reserve, just a couple of hours from Cape Town, is considered by many to be the most beautiful of CapeNature’s protected areas. Its exceptional diversity and quality of fynbos means it is also considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

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Published in Eco-Tourism, Promotions

Black Friday 2019 is live!


by CapeNature

Looking for more information on our fantastic Black Friday 2019 offer?  You’re in the right place. Clients using the online booking system on 29 November 2019 ONLY will qualify for a 50% discount on any bookings made for the period 15 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 at the following reserves: West Coast Cederberg: Algeria Cederberg: Kliphuis […]

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Published in Specials

Enjoy a holiday in the heart of the Cape Winelands for less!


by CapeNature

Located between the quaint towns of Robertson and McGregor, Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve is a hidden gem in the Breede River Valley area.

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CapeNature is a finalist at the Vision 2030 Awards


by CapeNature

The annual Vision 2030 Awards have announced their 2019 finalists and CapeNature is delighted to be named among those in the Infrastructure Development category! The awards recognise the achievements and success stories of organisations, enterprises and individuals that are actively demonstrating alignment to the government’s Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and achieve the milestones […]

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Bas and Suga visit CapeNature reserves for more food adventures!


by CapeNature

Bas Newman; pastry chef and food stylist and well-known radio personality Suga, have joined forces to explore food and lifestyle themes in a culinary adventure in and around Cape Town. The two foodies bring a dynamic and positive energy to everything they do and we invited them to CapeNature reserves around the Western Cape to […]

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CapeNature Announces a Freeze on Tourism Prices until 31 August 2020


by CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted to announce a tourism price freeze on entrances fees, camping, hiking and accommodation tariffs at CapeNature reserves across the Western Cape until 31 August 2020. This means that visitors get to spend quality time at CapeNature reserves, hiking, camping under the stars, and ‘glamping’ in luxury, safari-style tents, and modern, luxury self-catered […]

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Celebrating National Marine Week 2019


by CapeNature

National Marine Week is celebrated across South Africa during the second week of October to encourage the sustainable use of marine resources and to highlight the importance of keeping coastal ecosystems healthy for current and future generations. South Africa has over 3 000 km of coastline and some of the most diverse marine environments in […]

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CapeNature donates trees to Langa community


by CapeNature

The Embo Initiation Forum safeguards the culture and traditions of the local community in Langa and is especially active in preserving and protecting the initiation tradition. So when the Embo committee asked CapeNature for a donation of trees that could be planted around the border of the initiation site, the entity didn’t hesitate. On 23 […]

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A celebration of natural and cultural heritage – Access Week 2019


by CapeNature

From 23 to 29 September 2019 day access to all CapeNature reserves will be free.  CapeNature has made this decision in order to celebrate the significance of our tourism and heritage. September is both Tourism Month and Heritage Month in South Africa. Anton Bredell, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Development Planning and Local Government says “Tourism makes […]

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Enjoy the outdoors safely


by CapeNature

We have been blessed with great natural beauty in this country and South Africans flock to the great outdoors in great numbers to enjoy the soaring mountains, unspoilt beaches and green, shady forests. But while you’re enjoying the beauty and splendour of nature, you should take care at all times to make safety your number […]

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Celebrating Women in Conservation: Dr Martine Jordaan


by CapeNature

August is Women’s Month in South Africa and we’ve been speaking to some of the remarkable women at CapeNature about their love for conservation.  Meet Dr Martine Jordaan, Fauna Ecologist at CapeNature. Q What did you do before you started your current job at CapeNature? A I was a full time student at the Zoology […]

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Celebrating Women in Conservation: Chanel Rampartab


by CapeNature

August is Women’s Month and we are sharing the stories of some of the special women at CapeNature who have a passion for people and our shared natural heritage. Meet Chanel Rampartab, Conservation Innovation Manager at CapeNature. Q What exactly is a conservation innovation manager? A My job is to implement innovative solutions to augment our conservation […]

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Celebrating Women in Conservation: Nicole Stanley


by CapeNature

As part of CapeNature’s celebration of women in conservation for the month of August (Women’s Month in South Africa), we caught up with the always industrious Nicole Stanley, receptionist at the CapeNature Head Office in Bridgetown. Q What were you doing before CapeNature? Can you tell us a little about your career background? A I […]

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