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CapeNature uses drone technology to transform their seabird counts


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CapeNature manages conservation efforts on Dyer Island, where the manual counting of birds is an essential process which provides the baseline data that enables CapeNature to map the population fluctuations of all the bird species on the island. This is especially significant during breeding season as managing authorities are able to track the number of […]

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Fancy a road trip with the kids this school holidays? We’ve got just the place for you!


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Congrats! You’ve made it halfway through 2018, which means it’s time for a well-deserved break. So why not grab the jackets and hit the road with the whole family, to one or more of CapeNature’s spectacular reserves? Explore the Winelands Pick up a map at the entrance or the reception office at Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, […]

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World Environment Day 2018


by CapeNature

World Environment Day World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach, celebrated by millions of people in well over 100 […]

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Head into the great outdoors this winter!


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Enjoy 40% off winter accommodation at CapeNature. Winter is here! While the rest of the world is hibernating at home, CapeNature invites you to explore the unparalleled beauty of nature, with 40% off accommodation – valid from 2 May to 31 August 2018! CapeNature reserves offer fully equipped self-catering accommodation, and hidden gems like Grootvadersbosch, […]

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Win a Fantastic Camping Experience this Father’s Day with Carl Wastie!


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This Father’s Day, stand a chance to win the ultimate father and child experience, courtesy of CapeNature’s Camping with Dad and Me event at Limietberg (Tweede Tol) from 16 to 17 June 2018. Fifteen lucky father/child pairings will be hosted by popular personality Carl Wastie for a fun-filled Father’s Day experience. To create the type […]

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 – A Time to Celebrate… and to Renew Our Commitment


by CapeNature

The 22 May marks the International Day for Biological Diversity 2018, but why is it such a big deal? Well, simply put, biodiversity refers to the variety of life all around us. And that includes all life, from tiny plant life to the biggest animals. And the reason it’s so important is that it plays […]

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Our Conservation Biodiversity Heroes #LoveNature


by CapeNature

We celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2018 which is a pretty big deal since biodiversity is at the very heart of  our survival on this planet. It provides us with clean air, food, economic opportunities, medicine, soil for agriculture and recreational enjoyment. It is the biological and social capital that supports […]

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Good Hope FM breakfast host Dan Corder gets to know CapeNature and the Clanwilliam Cedar Tree


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The new host of Good Hope’s FM breakfast show, Dan Corder sat down with CapeNature’s Conservation Manager Rika du Plessis at Algeria in Cederberg recently to unpack the significant history of the endemic Clanwilliam cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis). du Plessis explains more about the 16th Annual Clanwilliam cedar tree planting ceremony initiative in partnership with Bushmans […]

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Scott Ramsay Talk – Outdoor Adventures


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About the Event CapeNature, in association with Outdoor Warehouse, invites you to spend an evening in the company of award-winning photographer, Scott Ramsay, as he relates some of the memorable anecdotes and memories from his time exploring national parks, provincial reserves and wilderness areas the length and breadth of the African continent. The event provides […]

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Explore the Unparalleled Beauty of Nature from Luxurious Comfort


by CapeNature

Winter is here! Rather than hibernating at home, CapeNature invites you to experience the unparalleled beauty of nature with 40% off accommodation – valid from 2 May to 31 August 2018! CapeNature has a range of accommodation types catering for all tastes including lovingly restored historical houses, eco-friendly lodges, charming old-style cottages with luxurious contemporary […]

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How Private Landowners Are Contributing to Biodiversity Conservation


by CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted with how private landowners in the Western Cape have embraced the concept of biodiversity conservation. Since most of the province’s biodiversity is in private ownership, CapeNature initiated the Biodiversity Stewardship Programme in 2003. This programme facilitates conservation on privately owned land by setting up agreements between the landowners and CapeNature. The landowners undertake to […]

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Mother’s Day Competition: Experience the Tranquil Beauty of Gamkaberg Nature Reserve


by CapeNature

Whisper the words Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, and for those in the know, the memories come flooding back into sharp focus; soaring mountain vistas, invigorating hikes, an abundance of diverse birdlife and fynbos, Khoisan rock art, and well-maintained and fully equipped eco-lodges – all the ingredients to a recipe for a tranquil break in surroundings of […]

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AfricanX TrailRun is coming to Jonkershoek


by CapeNature

by Alexis Olds – Scientific Services, CapeNature The very popular 3-day trail running stage race, AfricanX, is moving to the Cape Winelands. The event will be held from 27 – 29 April 2018 and the race village will be based at Boschendal Estate between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The event promises spectacular views, plenty of climbing […]

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CapeNature Audio


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The CapeNature audio collection is a selection of podcasts and audio files that provide insight into the CapeNature mission to manage, conserve and promote our human, natural and heritage assets through best practice, access, benefit sharing and sustainable use.

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CapeNature WIL Internships – Take a Walk on the Wild Side


by CapeNature

How well do you remember your first job? Well, Aneesa Du Plessis won’t forget hers in a hurry! She was accepted by CapeNature into the Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) internship programme for 2016 and she spent that entire year at the De Hoop Nature Reserve helping out with a range of tasks including resource management, […]

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World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water


by CapeNature

The 22nd March, is World Water Day and the theme for 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ which encourages us to find solutions in nature to the challenges we face with water shortages. In South Africa, this day forms part of National Water Week which is from 18 March to 24 March in 2018. In this […]

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Whale Trail - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Human Rights Day 2018


by CapeNature

In South Africa, Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 21st March every year, in remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre which took place on 21 March 1960. Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, […]

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How Nature Reserves Supply Water to the Cape Metro


by CapeNature

Most of the nature reserves managed by CapeNature are in mountainous areas where much of our rain falls. Just eight percent of South Africa’s land produces 50% of its surface water. These high water yield mountainous areas are strategic water resource areas and include the Boland Mountains, Groot Winterhoek and the Cape Peninsula which provide […]

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World Wildlife Day 2018


by CapeNature

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The theme […]

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Kammanassie Nature Reserve receives life-changing donation


by CapeNature

 Fountains, rivers and streams have dried up in CapeNature’s Kammanassie Nature Reserve (KNR) in the Klein Karoo, between Uniondale and Oudtshoorn due to the severe drought caused inter alia by climate change and animals in the area have been hard hit by the lack of water. Amongst the animals in dire need is the precious […]

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The IUCN Red List explained

Monday, February 26, 2018,
by CapeNature

  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is a comprehensive inventory which sets criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of a range of biological species and subspecies. There are nine IUCN Red List categories: Extinct (EX) – No known individuals remaining Extinct in the wild (EW) – Known only to survive in captivity, […]

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CapeNature discusses water saving technologies at the Expresso Breakfast Show


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Ramese Mathews, Tourism Manager at CapeNature, visited the SABC 3 Expresso Breakfast Show studios recently to talk about the water saving technologies in place at various CapeNature reserves across the Western Cape Province. He discussed the challenges faced by the tourism industry in the Western Cape in the light of recent fires and drought and […]

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CapeNature shares in the spirit of camaraderie


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Nine Differently-Abled Children Prepare for the Iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour Super-Human Cyclists Give the Gift of Adventure On Sunday 11 March 2018 nine differently-abled children, ranging from eight- to twenty-years-old and with varying disabilities, will share in the spirit and camaraderie of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour towed by able-bodied cyclists in specially […]

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Valentine’s Day: Win a weekend stay for two at Rocherpan


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How to ENTER: Step 1: Sign up to the CapeNature newsletter here. Step 2: Read “Five reasons why CapeNature is the most romantic stay this Valentine’s Day” below. Step3: Select your favourite reason why CapeNature is the most romantic stay and tell us why by commenting on the Facebook competition post. FIVE REASONS why CapeNature […]

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