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12 Nov 2021
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. 

8 Nov 2021 by Marienne de Villiers
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.

1 Nov 2021
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.

30 Oct 2021
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).

29 Oct 2021
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.

27 Oct 2021
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.

19 Oct 2021
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.

27 Sep 2021
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.

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

31 Aug 2021
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.

19 Aug 2021
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.

18 Aug 2021
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”.