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World Ranger Day 2019 – we acknowledge and remember all rangers


by CapeNature

World Ranger Day is commemorated on 31 July every year when we honour all park and field rangers around the world who protect our natural heritage for the future generations to come. It is an acknowledgement of hard work and a note of thanks for their ongoing service.  On this day, we also remember the […]

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CapeNature announces ground-breaking policy


by CapeNature

CapeNature has finalised a ground-breaking new policy that will allow for the restricted consumptive use of species of wild flora in CapeNature-managed protected areas. Dr. Razeena Omar, Chief Executive Officer, CapeNature says the institution is proud and happy about the work that has been done. “This policy – simply put – provides a framework which allows members of […]

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The Mandela Day 2019 Anti-Litter Challenge


by CapeNature

Mandela Day is is celebrated on 18 July every year in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life on his birthday. It was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. Every year, on the day, members of the public are encouraged to emulate Mandela’s […]

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Nature Talks: successful launch of family-themed travel chats


by CapeNature

Nature enthusiasts streamed to the Intaka Island Environmental Centre for an evening of refreshment and educational entertainment for the whole family on 25 June as CapeNature hosted the first in a series of Nature Talks, which showcases not-to-be-missed travel and outdoor adventures for families. The guest speaker for the event was Tim Lundy, author of […]

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Back for 03 July only: 40% OFF at Rocherpan Nature Reserve


by CapeNature

This winter, save much more with 40% OFF at Rocherpan Nature Reserve! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you, we’re offering 40% off accommodation and camping at the magnificent Rocherpan Nature Reserve but only if you book and pay before midnight today. Offer valid for stays from 01 June – 31 […]

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Predator or prey? Cape Gannets on Bird Island


by CapeNature

Every year tourists at Bird Island stand in awe at the sight of the thousands of Cape gannets (Morus capensis) at the breeding colony between September and April. But the situation was once very different. Zanri Schoeman, MSc student at Nelson Mandela University takes up the story. “The 2005/06 season was devastating for the Cape […]

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Published in Care for Nature

Back by popular demand – 40% OFF at Kogelberg Nature Reserve this week only


by CapeNature

This week, save more with 40% OFF at Kogelberg Nature Reserve! Back by popular demand, we’re offering 40% off accommodation at the magnificent Kogelberg Nature Reserve but only if you book and pay before midnight 23 June. Offer valid for stays from 01 June – 31 August 2019. Online Bookings only. To book this promotion, […]

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Celebrate Youth Day 2019 in style with us!


by CapeNature

As part of the 20-year celebrations of nurturing nature for you, and in line with our continued efforts to provide access for all, we’re celebrating Youth Day, Sunday 16 June 2019, by allowing free access to CapeNature reserves on the day to all persons aged 35 and under. Here’s how it works Visitors will need to provide […]

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Published in Specials

Proudly nurturing nature for you for the last 20 years


by CapeNature

When somebody mentions CapeNature, what images are evoked in your mind? If you’re a nature lover, then the chances are good that you’ve visited at least one of the many CapeNature reserves located around the Western Cape where you’ve splashed in pristine rock pools, admired glorious sunsets over the ocean, gone horse riding or taken […]

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Go Bouldering at the world-renowned Rocklands site!


by CapeNature

The Cederberg’s craggy mountains and incredible rock formations make this region a  climber’s paradise. The Cederberg is home to Rocklands, a world renowned bouldering site. Rocklands also includes the areas at CapeNature’s Kliphuis, and partner properties at de Pakhuys, Traveller’s Rest, Agter Pakhuis and Kleinfontein.  It is a world famous bouldering destination with the bouldering […]

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Published in Eco-Tourism

Back for Today Only: 50% OFF accommodation at Buffalo Valley in the Goukamma Nature Reserve


by CapeNature

This winter, save much more with our one-day 50% Buffalo Valley promotion! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you, we’re offering an extra 10% OFF on top of our 40% winter discount promotion at Buffalo Valley in the Goukamma Nature Reserve – that means you get 50% off self-catering accommodation at […]

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2019 Clanwilliam Cedar tree planting event a resounding success


by CapeNature

The morning of Saturday, 18 May dawned bright, clear and cold as stakeholders, local community members, members of the media and general conservation enthusiasts converged to plant Clanwilliam cedar seedlings on a rock-strewn mountainside in the Cederberg Wilderness. The occasion was the Clanwilliam Cedar (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis: Cupressaceae) tree planting event, a partnership between CapeNature, the Bushmanskloof […]

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Back by popular demand for one day only: 50% OFF at Gamkaberg Nature Reserve


by CapeNature

This winter, save much more with our one-day 50% Gamkaberg Nature Reserve promotion! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you, we’re offering an extra 10% OFF on top of our 40% winter discount promotion at Gamkaberg Nature Reserve – that means you get 50% off accommodation and camping at this magnificent […]

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De Mond Cottage, De Mond Nature Reserve, CapeNature

Today only – 50% OFF at accommodation at De Mond Nature Reserve


by CapeNature

This winter, save much more with our one-day 50% De Mond Nature Reserve promotion! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you, we’re offering an extra 10% OFF on top of our 40% winter discount promotion at De Mond Nature Reserve – that means you get 50% off accommodation at this magnificent […]

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One Week Only: Book 3 & Pay For 2 Nights at Gamkaskloof (Die Hel)


by CapeNature

This winter, stay longer and save more! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you and our winter discount promotion, we’re offering a one-week limited deal on camping and self-catering accommodation at Gamkaskloof (Die Hel). To book this promotion, just hit the button below. You’ll need to be quick – this 3 […]

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Whale Trail upgrades coming in 2020


by CapeNature

The Whale Trail promises to be the ultimate hiking experience. This wonderful experience takes place at our breath-taking De Hoop Nature Reserve. Our Nature reserve is more than just a retreat, it’s a whole surrender! The trail meanders through the idyllic De Hoop Nature Reserve where the fragrance of fynbos intermingles with salty sea air. […]

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Earth Day celebrations calls for citizens to be active participants in waste minimisation


by CapeNature

CapeNature joined hands with the Ramaphosa community in Philippi on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 to spread anti-littering awareness and help clean-up the community in celebration of Earth Day 2019. The pilot project by CapeNature in collaboration with the City of Cape Town (Solid Waste) is part of a ‘responsible citizenship’ programme that intends to reward […]

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Attack of the Shot-Hole Borer


by CapeNature

The blog title may sound like something from the realm of science fiction but unfortunately the Shot-Hole Borer is a very real and present threat to trees in South Africa. The Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) is a beetle from Asia that has recently been discovered in South Africa. It has a destructive impact on living […]

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Motorists urged to be vigilant after Cape leopard fatality


by CapeNature

A Cape leopard was hit by a vehicle along the N1 highway between Worcester and De Doorns on Monday evening, 8 April around 19:00. With the safety and protection of the animal in mind, as well as the threat it potentially poses to humans, careful consideration was given to determine the most appropriate action. The leopard […]

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Published in Care for Nature

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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5 reasons to visit De Hoop NR


by CapeNature

Located on the southern Cape coast, De Hoop is one of CapeNature’s flagship reserves, and is famous for its variety of wildlife, vegetation (including a host of endemic fynbos).  In this article, we highlight five reasons why you simply must visit this fascinating and beautiful reserve. 1) Cape Vultures More than 260 bird species have […]

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Robberg Nature Reserve by Scott Ramsay

Nature’s best protected, just for you


by CapeNature

Ever wanted to leisurely wander along forest paths, conceal yourself in a bird hide or simply just meander along hidden paths on your bicycle? Well, CapeNature reserves are magical places where you can do just that. CapeNature works hard to protect these incredible places, just for you and every reserve allows you to lose yourself […]

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Water Week 2019 – Water For All


by CapeNature

The theme for National Water Week 2019 is ‘Water For All’.  

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Environmental Education booklet: Stepping out of the classroom into the wilderness!


by CapeNature

As part of our commitment to increase access to our unique natural and cultural heritage, we pride ourselves by connecting and educating schools and students through our exciting Environmental Education and Awareness Programmes. Our easy-to-read booklet was developed for teachers, parents and communities who wish to make use of CapeNature services. The benefit of our […]

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