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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


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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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Baboon and human interaction in the Western Cape


by CapeNature

Encountering baboons close to urban developments In the Cape Peninsula, Overstrand Local Authority area, the Garden Route and other areas, baboon troops, which are free-ranging in suitable habitats on the edges of urban developments, are increasingly coming into contact with humans, resulting in conflict. The underlying conservation principle which addresses these clashes is that wild […]

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CapeNature and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve team up to save iconic Cape mountain zebra


by CapeNature

The Little Karoo was the scene of a dramatic Cape mountain zebra capture and translocation operation on Friday, 2 August 2019 between CapeNature’s Gamkaberg Nature Reserve and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. This joint conservation in action initiative by Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and CapeNature forms part of the Cape mountain zebra Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP), which aims to […]

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In the mood for adventure? Access Week is back in September 2019!


by CapeNature

September is both Tourism Month and Heritage month in South Africa when we acknowledge the enormous contribution that tourism makes to our economy and also rejoice in the beauty of our natural heritage. In that spirit, and to mark the significance of tourism and heritage, CapeNature is delighted to announce that day access to all […]

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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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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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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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