CapeNature and Dyer Island Conservation Trust – Strategic partnership yields multiple conservation benefits in the Overberg region
The African penguin is on the brink of possible extinction in the wild within the next decade. Partnerships are vital in the ongoing effort to stabilise the African penguin population numbers.
Focus on spiders
Halloween, with its focus on terrifying creatures such as spiders, is just behind us. It’s a good time to think about our attitudes to spiders and some of the reasons to protect rather than kill them.
Overberg offers new glamping experience
Travel light and head to Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve this summer. This unique, fully furnished self-catering glamping accommodation in the heart of the rustic Langeberg region between Swellendam and Heidelberg awaits you. With easing of restrictions, travellers are looking for new experiences and CapeNature heeded the call with an option of five glamping sites.
Ghosted: First Scientific Record of Albino Honey Badger on De Hoop Nature Reserve
CapeNature granted BirdLife South Africa and Panthera a research permit to undertake a camera trap survey at De Hoop Nature Reserve. Among the images captured was an extremely rare albino honey badger (Mellivora capensis).
UPDATE: Cape Avian Influenza outbreak
Over the past few days, the teams have been seeing on average 400 dead birds per day. This has come down from roughly 700 at the start of this outbreak. It’s still not great but we are grateful for any improvement.
UPDATE: Western Cape Avian Influenza outbreak
The outbreak of Avian Influenza amongst wild seabirds in the Western Cape continues, with Dyer island in the Overberg the major hotspot.
Western Cape Avian Influenza outbreak
An Avian Influenza outbreak amongst wild seabirds continues to affect the coastal regions of the Western Cape with Dyer Island in the Overberg currently an area of great concern.
New glamping sites at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve near Swellendam
Five new glamping sites are available for pre-bookings NOW! Yellowwood, Red alder, Stinkwood, Sequoia (“Si-koi-ja”) and Boekenhout offers convenience and luxury with private ablution facilities and structured tents which are fully furnished.
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
Interview a tree and win big!
Kids – got something to say?
In celebration of Arbour Day 2021, CapeNature is giving away an outdoor solar pack to lucky winners with its Interview with a Tree competition. Kids play the part of the interviewee and get your friends, sibling, parent, or teacher to play the part of the tree.
Western Cape Protected Area Expansion Strategy 2021-2025
A strong network of private and state protected areas has proved to be an important mechanism to conserve biodiversity and improve land management.
New quirky series gives you the lowdown on how to Respect Nature
Ever booked accommodation or a camp site at a CapeNature reserve? Then you would know that we try to equip you as best we can before your arrival with lots of information. Amongst these would be the do’s and don’ts when in a nature reserve. However, not all of us are avid readers and sometimes these very important messages get lost in emails. The result is that we still find visitors littering, starting illegal fires and trespassing a number of “rules”.