Visit South Africa's official Covid-19 resource portal

CapeNature offers FREE entry to 22 Nature Reserves

2 Sep 2021

CapeNature offers FREE entry to 22 nature reserves during 7th annual Access Week

September marks Tourism Month and CapeNature invites you to join in the celebrations. The entity will provide free access to the public during its 7th annual Access Week, from 13 - 20 September 2021. In celebration of Heritage Day and Tourism Month, CapeNature offers the public an opportunity to explore their natural heritage at selected reserve destinations. This wonderful once-in-a-year opportunity gives visitors a chance to participate in a number of activities ranging from experiencing historical cultural sites, hiking, picnicking to mountain biking and birdwatching.

Visitors to CapeNature will enjoy free day entry (excluding overnight stays) at reserves ranging from the West Coast to the Winelands, Overberg, Garden Route and the Klein Karoo, as part of the annual promotion.

PARTICIPATING NATURE RESERVES

WEST COAST: Groot Winterhoek, Bird Island, Cederberg, Matjiesrivier, Rocherpan.

WINELANDS: Limietberg, Hottentots Holland, Assegaaibosch (picnic only).

OVERBERG: Kogelberg, Stony Point, De Mond, De Hoop, Marloth, Grootvadersbosch, Walker Bay.

GARDEN ROUTE: Robberg, Keurbooms River, Goukamma, Geelkrans.

KAROO: Swartberg, Gamkaberg, Anysberg.

CapeNature CEO, Dr Razeena Omar added: “I encourage all South Africans to spend a day in nature and explore their natural heritage, free of charge! As part of Tourism Month and Heritage Day celebrations, Access Week provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy our natural spaces and our unique natural heritage. All health and safety protocols will be in place, including the mandatory wearing of masks.”

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • The conservation fee will be waived for visitors to any CapeNature reserve that is open to the public between 13 and 20 September 2021.
  • Free access will not apply when booking through the call centre or when making an online booking. This offer excludes accommodation bookings (normal rates and access fees apply with any accommodation booking).
  • Free access will pertain to general access (conservation fee) and hiking, mountain biking and other day activities allowed. The waiver will NOT apply to the Whale Trail, select landowners, partners, or concessions (including canopy tours, bouldering, horse riding etc.).
  • Zero-rated permits will be given to everyone accessing the reserve during this time, as per the usual standard procedure to ensure that all access numbers and activity numbers are recorded.

Fall in love with nature and your natural heritage this Tourism Month! Visit www.capenature.co.za to learn more and remember to tag us on social media during your visit using the hashtags #LoveNature #AccessWeek and #TourismMonth.

To view a full list of participating #AccessWeek CapeNature reserves, click here.

Related News

20 Sep 2021
Unplug and get all-year access to 24 CapeNature reserves

This is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to Nature reserves and Parks more accessible and rewarding than ever before. By purchasing a CapeNature Wild Card you have the opportunity to explore the Nature reserves situated within the Western Cape

6 Sep 2021
Celebrating the golden years in nature!

When last did you experience spectacular views, peaceful tranquillity or making fond memories with the grandkids? Reward yourself and your loved ones with our awesome breakaway in the wide open spaces of nature using your CapeNature 30% seniors discount throughout the year.

6 Aug 2021
CapeNature introduces the newest conservation kid on the block

CapeNature launched the brand new “LoveNature with Mbali” educational animated series today. Learners from Grade 4 to 7 can follow the live protagonist, Mbali, a 13-year old nature lover and her side-kick, the CapeNature Bot as they explore various conservation related topics. And what is more, the content is fully curriculum aligned.

31 Jul 2021
South African Children’s series wins gold at international filming festival

The Siyaya – Come wild with us series recently walked away with the highest acclaim - Best Documentary - at the Golden Bee International Children’s Film Festival held in New Delhi, India. As a first-time entry for any award, this extraordinary series, bridging the gap between young children and nature, was chosen as the category winner for outstanding children’s documentary. The festival drew 186 entries from 18 countries covering three categories: best documentary; best short film and best feature film.

21 Jul 2021 by Andrew Turner
NASA’s BioSCape Project to assess Cape Floristic Region

The South Western Cape hosts a famously rich biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine, which is largely derived from the phenomenal levels of biodiversity change over very small distances (technically, represented by beta, gamma and zeta diversity as one expands spatial scope). This has attracted the attention of NASA, the United States of America’s Space Agency.