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Essential services to continue during the lockdown


by CapeNature

CapeNature will continue to offer the following essential services for the duration of the lockdown from midnight Thursday, 26 March to midnight Thursday, 16 April 2020: Disaster management including flooding, fire and oil spill contingency plans. Fire prevention, wildfire suppression and fire fighting. Wildlife conservation including, legislative compliance (through permitting), maintaining animal welfare and responding to immediate, […]

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Bookings affected by COVID-19 lockdown


by CapeNature

You still need that break – don’t cancel, postpone. During lockdown our contact centre is still open for new bookings, rescheduling and reimbursements. Call or book online. In light of the lockdown measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, CapeNature reserves were closed from 25 March 2020. Bookings may still be made for the period from […]

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COVID-19 pandemic – National Lockdown


by CapeNature

To stop the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, a national lockdown will take effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March and will continue until midnight, 16 April.  Please stay at home during this time. For more information, visit www.westerncape.gov.za/coronavirus

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CapeNature’s position during the COVID-19 pandemic


by CapeNature

20 March 2020 CapeNature Management takes the COVID-19 virus very seriously and has actively been working on putting safeguards in place to counter the spread of the pandemic as the number of infected people nationally and globally continue to increase. In this climate, we know travel and tourism may not be your first thought, but […]

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Nature Talks with CapeNature and Cape Union Mart: POSTPONED


by CapeNature

Please note that this event, scheduled for 26 March 2020, has been postponed following the declaration of the national state of disaster to counter the spread of COVID-19. Watch this space for more updates. Cape Union Mart and CapeNature have partnered to bring you conversations on global conservation topics and exploring the great outdoors in […]

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Invasive alien fish pose threat to indigenous species


by CapeNature

Invasive alien freshwater fish species pose a significant threat to fynbos fish. The introduction of alien fish into the rivers of the Western Cape has a history going back 200 years. From the late 1800s to 1986, the inland fisheries section of the Cape Provincial Administration (later Cape Department of Nature and Environmental Conservation) stocked at least 19 alien […]

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An extra special reason to celebrate World Wildlife Day 2020


by CapeNature

World Wildlife Day 2020 is marked on 3 March each year to highlight the importance of wild plants and animals.  This year’s global theme is “Sustaining all life on Earth” and what better way to celebrate biodiversity than by celebrating the arrival of a new Cape Mountain Zebra foal born at Gamkaberg Nature Reserve recently? Without […]

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Camp-Out 2020 with SA musician Jimmy Nevis revives love for nature conservation


by CapeNature

The Western Cape biodiversity conservation authority, CapeNature, once again played host to the annual spectacular Camp-Out with acclaimed musician Jimmy Nevis from Friday, 28 February to Sunday, 01 March 2020. Camp-Out 2020 proved to be a unique two-night outdoor musical camping experience, combining the finest South African vocal and instrumental talent with an appreciation of our shared […]

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Camp-Out2020 Campers Guide


by CapeNature

CapeNature’s #CampOut2020 with Jimmy Nevis is almost upon us.  Excited?  So are we.  There are food options aplenty at the campsite, including organic products sourced locally, as well as gourmet burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and halaal choices.  Check below for more on what’s in store for you on the jam-packed #CampOut2020 itinerary.

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Telemetry tracking of invasive carp in Groenvlei Lake to inform management efforts


by CapeNature

A scientific study on the movements of invasive carp in Groenvlei Lake is currently underway at Goukamma Nature Reserve.  Scientists from the University of Toronto, Canada and the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity have caught a number of carp in Groenvlei Lake in February 2020 where acoustic telemetry tags have been inserted into the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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