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.

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