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Celebrating Women in Conservation: CapeNature’s Ntombizanele Mapasa


by CapeNature

As part of CapeNature’s celebration of women in conservation for the month of August (Women’s Month in South Africa), we interviewed Ntombizanele Mapasa from the People and Conservation Department. Not long after she started her journey at CapeNature in 2014 as an intern, Ntombizanele knew she was here to stay!  She worked her way from […]

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Celebrating Women in Conservation: Monique Ruthenberg


by CapeNature

August is Women’s Month and we’ve been sharing the stories of some of the special women who work for, and with, CapeNature creating jobs, protecting endangered fauna and flora and conserving our natural heritage for future generations. Meet Monique Ruthenberg, Conservation Manager at CapeNature’s Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, about 90km south-east of Cape Town. Monique manages […]

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Celebrating Women in Conservation: Sarah Niemand’s unique sour fig jam


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As part of the CapeNature’s celebration of women in conservation for Women’s Month, we interviewed Sarah Niemand who is the Managing Director of Blinkwater Cooperation. Sarah’s compelling story is one marked by resilience and hard work. CapeNature takes pride in its SMME Development Programme which empowers individuals and communities by helping small businesses to reach […]

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CapeNature donates 3000 sanitary towels to Tygerberg Hospital female cancer patients


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August is designated as Women’s Month in South Africa.  It is perhaps appropriate then that CapeNature was able to provide assistance to the female patients at the gynaecological oncology ward of the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town by handing over 3000 sanitary towels. Having started the initiative in June, CapeNature partnered with Old Mutual, local […]

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World Ranger Day 2018 – A Celebration at Stony Point


by CapeNature

CapeNature marine and field rangers from the East, Central and West regions descended on the Stony Point Nature Reserve on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 for a World Ranger Day event marked by respect, recognition and celebration. As the rangers gathered in the early morning, a sense of camaraderie and easy fellowship was evident as old […]

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A celebration of World Ranger Day 2018!


by CapeNature

As we near the end of July, we look forward to World Ranger Day on 31 July. On that day we acknowledge and celebrate the contribution that rangers all around the world make to safeguarding the world’s natural heritage, often at risk of injury or even death. Marine and field rangers often find themselves in […]

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Experience CapeNature through the Eyes of our Guests


by CapeNature

We recently asked a few of our guests to tell us, in their own words, why they’ve fallen in love with CapeNature reserves and how they’ve experienced the unparalleled beauty at each of these top destinations. These videos are not paid for, and depict the guests’ real and authentic experiences at CapeNature reserves. Experience the […]

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CapeNature creating jobs for rural communities


by CapeNature

CapeNature is mandated to promote and ensure nature conservation, render services and provide facilities for research and training and generate income.  While fulfilling this mandate, the organisation further addresses the need for job opportunities and provides training and social development opportunities through the implementation of projects within the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). These projects […]

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Exciting developments at Kogelberg Nature Reserve


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CapeNature continues to lead the way in sustainable tourism as shown by its continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for locals and internationals to enjoy and explore. A case in point is the award-winning Kogelberg Nature Reserve nestled in the Cape Floristic Kingdom of Kleinmond. The five Oudebosch mountain eco-cabins at the reserve are […]

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CapeNature’s De Hoop Nature Reserve in the spotlight


by CapeNature

Dim the lights, break out the popcorn and coffee and make sure you’ve settled into your favourite chair in front of the television by 4pm on Sunday, 8 July 2018. That’s when The Wild Ones – De Hoop Place of Hope, is scheduled to air on M-Net channel 101. Viewers can look forward to a […]

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Fall in love with the unparalleled beauty of Gamkaberg!


by CapeNature

Enjoy 40% off winter accommodation at CapeNature. As we hit the halfway point of 2018, 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 magical hideaways like Gamkaberg provide a truly magnificent scene […]

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CapeNature uses drone technology to transform their seabird counts


by CapeNature

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!


by CapeNature

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!


by CapeNature

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!


by CapeNature

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


by CapeNature

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


by CapeNature

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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Published in Eco-Tourism, Promotions

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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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