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CapeNature marks 20 years celebrations with intimate Jimmy Nevis musical Camp-Out


by CapeNature

CapeNature and acclaimed musician, Jimmy Nevis, merged conservation tourism and top class entertainment in the form of a unique, two-night outdoor camping experience at the weekend in the Cederberg Wilderness. Campers and locals were treated to one-of-a-kind intimate acoustic session from the likes of The Voice SA season 2 winner, Craig Lucas, and groundbreaking duo […]

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World Wetlands Day 2019 celebrated at Khayelitsha Wetlands Park


by CapeNature

Friday, 01 February 2019, dawned bright and clear, and proved the perfect day for the world wetlands educational event held at the Khayelitsha Wetlands Park. Excited learners from Impundelo Primary School were welcomed by Miss Earth South Africa Ambassador, Margo Tamzone Adonis who spoke about the importance of appreciating and conserving our natural heritage. Learners split […]

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Published in Care for Nature

Our 5 Favourite Overnight Hiking Trails in the Western Cape


by CapeNature

CapeNature manages large areas in the Western Cape mountains that are just perfect for hiking with friends and family. We’ve already named our five must-try day hiking trails you simply have to experience if you’re an outdoor enthusiast. In this blog, we select our favourite overnight hiking trails in the Western Cape. 1) The Whale […]

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Exciting line up of top SA artists announced for Jimmy Nevis Camp-Out


by CapeNature

The clock is ticking down for the much-anticipated Jimmy Nevis Camp-Out at Algeria and the excitement has been cranked up a notch with the announcement of a talented line up of top South African artists for the event. The Voice SA season 2 Winner, Craig Lucas as well as guitar and beatbox duo Acoustic Element […]

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Published in Eco-Tourism, In the media

CapeNature staff open hearts in support of fire-stricken Wuppertal residents


by CapeNature

On 30 December 2018, a devastating fire swept through the small town of Wuppertal in the Cederberg.  Many residents lost their homes and everything they owned in the ensuing chaos. Subsequently a call went out throughout CapeNature regions for donations of clothes, bedding and non-perishable items to those affected. CapeNature staff opened their hearts and […]

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A positive perspective following the fires


by CapeNature

News broke shortly after New Years that mountains along the Betty’s Bay coast had caught fire, making devastating headlines as the situation quickly escalated. The fire spread quickly and posed concern for communities within the Hermanus region and a group effort by multiple fire-fighting agencies was required in order to tackle the multitude of flames […]

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FOUR reasons not to miss the Jimmy Nevis Camp-Out


by CapeNature

CapeNature and acclaimed musician and songwriter, Jimmy Nevis, merge conservation tourism and top class entertainment in the form of a unique, two-night outdoor camping experience from 15 – 17 February 2019. Book your tickets today and rub shoulders with some of the most talented musicians in South Africa, listening to intimate acoustic performances while enjoying […]

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CapeNature embraces the spirit of giving this holiday


by CapeNature

In the spirit of the festive season, the CapeNature People and Conservation Programme in partnership with the Youth Environmental Service Programme (YES) put smiles on the faces of the less fortunate and elderly by spending time at the Unakho Children’s Home Care and Sizamile Independent Old Age Home in Langa, an informal settlement in Cape […]

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BOOK NOW – An Intimate Music Weekend with Jimmy Nevis


by CapeNature

CapeNature and multi-award nominated South African Musician Jimmy Nevis have collaborated to bring conservation tourism to the masses through music. A first of its kind, two-night outdoor camping experience with one of the Cape’s coolest pop hit-makers will be held in the Cederberg Wilderness Area in early 2019. This summer, musical fans and nature lovers […]

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Stay Safe this Summer


by CapeNature

The Western Cape is an amazing destination for the holidays and CapeNature reserves offer plenty of options for friends and family to appreciate nature, from a trip to the coast to a mountain walk with stunning waterfalls and natural views. But while you’re out having fun, be aware of dangers take may lurk in the […]

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Holiday Spots Still Available


by CapeNature

If you haven’t booked your summer holidays for the family yet, you’re running out of time fast.  But all is not yet lost.  if you act quickly, you can still secure a prime spot of real estate at one of our reserves dotted around the Western Cape. BOOK ONLINE To secure your booking at Goukamma, […]

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CapeNature and SAPS tackle crime in local townships


by CapeNature

CapeNature, in partnership with Nyanga South African Police Service (SAPS) hosted a year-long Youth Leadership programme tackling social challenges faced by young boys residing in Nyanga and Philippi. The Nyanga Youth Leadership programme recruits young boys between the ages 13 and 15-years’ who are in grades six and seven from Hlengisa Primary School, Liwa Primary […]

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5 need-to-know Visitor Tips


by CapeNature

Visiting one of our reserves this Summer? Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your stay is a safe one.

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Fire Partners Ready for Summer Season


by CapeNature

Just over 200 delegates attended the official opening of the Western Cape Wildfire Season at the Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 which was held under the auspices of the Western Cape Umbrella Fire Protection Association. Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western […]

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CapeNature tackles youth unemployment through educational YES Programme


by CapeNature

CapeNature and the Department of Environmental Affairs celebrated its successful first year of the Youth Environmental Services (YES) Programme. The initiative saw 110 youth participants graduating. Together both entities aim to address the ever-growing challenges of youth unemployment and prioritise local communities living in and adjacent to the nature reserves across the Western Cape. The […]

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Dassen Coastal Complex Management Plan

Call for Comment: Dassen Coastal Complex Management Plan

Friday, November 16, 2018,
by CapeNature

Notification of Stakeholder Engagement process and an invitation to attend a public meeting to provide inputs and comments to the draft Protected Area Management Plan for the DASSEN COASTAL COMPLEX (Dassen Island, Seal Ledges, Riverlands Nature Reserve and the Ganzekraal Conservation Area). The objective of this management plan is to ensure that the protection, conservation […]

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Call for Comment: Cederberg Complex World Heritage Site Management Plan


by CapeNature

This is a notification of the stakeholder engagement process and an invitation to attend a public meeting to provide inputs and comments to the draft Protected Area Management Plan for the Cederberg Complex World Heritage Site. Management plans for protected areas are required in terms of section 39(2) of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas […]

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Boland Mountain Complex

Call for Comment: Management Plan for Boland Mountain Complex World Heritage Site


by CapeNature

This is a notification of the stakeholder engagement process and an invitation to attend a public meeting to provide inputs and comments to the draft Protected Area Management Plan for the Boland Mountain Complex World Heritage Site.  Management plans for protected areas are required in terms of section 39(2) of the National Environmental Management: Protected […]

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A safer experience in nature for all


by CapeNature

In celebration of the fast-approaching festive season, CapeNature, the biodiversity conservation authority in the Western Cape, will implement a no alcohol and illegal substance ban at Limietberg and Assegaaibosch nature reserves’ picnic areas effective from Thursday, 1 November. This is in a bid to create a safe and trusted experience in nature for visitors of […]

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Return to the Source this Summer


by CapeNature

Return to the Source with our Top 3 Water Experiences We’re inviting all our nature-loving, water-conserving, eco-conscious fans to ‘Return to the Source’ with us this summer. That’s right, we’re talking about water: the revitalising  source of all life – carrying nutrients, feeding our bodies, keeping plants and animals alive. In the Western Cape, we’ve […]

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Fire Prevention


by CapeNature

The Western Cape is one of the worst affected veldfire areas in the country where fires are a natural phenomenon during summer. However, too frequent fires may have a negative effect on the biodiversity and ecosystem services such as water production. All fires start small, but when the weather is hot, dry and windy, a […]

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Wild Card rates for 2018-2019


by CapeNature

The new Wild Card rates for 2018-2019 come into effect from Thursday 1 November 2018, and CapeNature has all the information you need to stay informed about the changes.

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Penguin Palooza 2018 at Stony Point


by CapeNature

Members of the public flocked to the the third Penguin Palooza at the Stony Point Reserve in Betty’s Bay on Saturday, 27 October 2018.  The highlight of the event, which was co-hosted by the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and CapeNature, was the release of 13 rehabilitated African penguins back into […]

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All Aboard for the Youth at Sea Project!


by CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted to be partnering with the Swiss Embassy in South Africa (Science and Technology Division) to provide four school learners and one CapeNature official with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a week on the Fleur De Passion sailboat which is currently on a four-year journey around the world to measure the impact that humans are […]

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