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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

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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Published in Promotions

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

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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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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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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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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01 June 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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Published in Promotions

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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How Western Cape fires and drought have affected critically endangered geometric tortoises


by CapeNature

The Geometric Tortoise (Psammobates geometricus) is a beautiful specimen of the chelonian family. Its domed geometric-like hard shell, striking summer-sunset yellow and black radiating pattern makes it the Fabergé egg of the tortoise world. When the terrestrial tortoise is fully grown, it reaches only five to six inches. Unfortunately, this already endangered species has been […]

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Published in Care for Nature

Where do fish go? Lessons from the De Hoop Marine Protected Area


by CapeNature

Guest author: Dr John Filmalter Researchers from the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) have been studying the movement patterns of several of South Africa’s iconic fishery species for the past 15 years. This research has taken Dr Paul Cowley and his team on a journey that started out in a single Eastern Cape estuary […]

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CapeNature and Warrior on Wheels a team to be reckoned with!


by CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted to be partnering with the Warrior on Wheels Foundation for the third successive year at the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour. We’re helping to fund three custom-made buggies that will enable differently-abled children to be in the heart of the action during the race. Each of the children is paired with a […]

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Published in In the media

CapeNature ready to flick the ‘Always On’ switch


by CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates 20 years of nurturing nature in 2019 and as part of our ongoing commitment to an ‘always on’ philosophy, we’re evolving our networking infrastructure to improve service delivery. So mark the date – 01 April 2019 – when we’ll be one convenient call away at 087 087 9262 for all your enquiries and applications.

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Published in In the media, Promotions

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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Published in Eco-Tourism

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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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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