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18 Apr 2024 by Image: Jannie Swanepoel, Blog: Luke Folb
Another first for the Cape mountain zebra genetic rescue project

The Cape mountain zebra known as GB42 has had an exciting year! In January, this stallion from Gamkaberg Nature Reserve sired a foal with genetic material from two of the three genetically distinct stocks of the species. In March, there was proof that 2023 was a busy year for GB42 after a second foal was born with genes from all three stocks.

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15 Apr 2024
CapeNature shines bright at WTM as attendance grows

World Travel Market (WTM) Africa concluded with impressive momentum, reflecting a 53% increase in attendees, indicating robust growth in African tourism.

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28 Mar 2024
Unusual bird species welcomed at CapeNature’s Bird Island this summer

CapeNature’s Bird Island Nature Reserve in Lambert’s Bay, known for its stunning seafront vistas and diverse birdlife, recently hosted unexpected visitors that sent bird enthusiasts into a frenzy. In a rare sighting, four Australasian Gannets and two Brown Boobies made a surprise visit to the island.

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21 Mar 2024
The importance of our natural water sources and Water Day 2024

It is widely known that South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, suffers from water scarcity. This reality underscores the critical need to prioritise the conservation of freshwater ecosystems and their catchments to ensure a sustainable supply of water for both biodiversity and human consumption. The provision of water is categorised as one of the ecosystem services offered by natural freshwater ecosystems.

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21 Feb 2024
Tour Guides! Take Our Survey And Stand A Chance To Win

In honour of tourist guides, CapeNature and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) would like to recognise the important role tour guides play within the tourism industry in the province and beyond.

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9 Feb 2024
Embrace Love in the Splendor of Nature

Love is in the air at CapeNature reserves this February! If you are planning to wine and dine your beloved or are in need of some self-care in the breathtaking views and wide open spaces of nature then visit one of our reserves.

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2 Feb 2024
CapeNature celebrates World Wetlands Day 2024

World Wetlands Day, celebrated every year on 2 February, marks the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, an intergovernmental treaty with the mission to conserve wetlands. This day is celebrated to raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. The theme for 2024 is “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing”.

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25 Jan 2024
One of a kind – a unique Cape mountain zebra foal born at Sanbona

The birth of a unique foal at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a beacon of hope for Cape mountain zebra conservation. Over the last 300 years, hunting and habitat destruction has decimated Cape mountain zebra numbers and isolated the three remaining small populations.

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10 Jan 2024
Dive into West Coast Wonder

If you love being in the wild or are a water baby, this region is for you. The West Coast is truly a remarkable destination that offers a unique and diverse natural environment. If you want to find out more about our offerings and nature reserves to visit when in the West Coast, you have come to the right place.

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8 Jan 2024
CapeNature Welcomes Dr Ashley Naidoo as New CEO

CapeNature is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Ashley Naidoo as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr Naidoo commenced his duties on 1 January 2024 and succeeds Dr Razeena Omar, who retired at the end of last year after serving in the role for the past decade.

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20 Dec 2023
CapeNature launches Group Component of its Cubs Club

CapeNature is thrilled to announce the launch of the group component of its Cubs Club. This new addition allows groups of children to sign up for the Cubs Club, expanding the reach, and offering exciting opportunities for organisations, schools and other groups to engage children in environmental education and conservation action. Sign up is free and available to groups with members aged 4 to 13.

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20 Dec 2023
Minister De Lille hands over Infrastructure Maintenance Project at Wolwekloof Resort to CapeNature

On 19 December 2023, Minister of Tourism, Patricia de Lille handed over a multi-million Rand infrastructure maintenance project funded by the Department of Tourism at the Wolwekloof Resort to CapeNature. The scope of work entailed upgrading the existing pools, installing a new pool slide and installing new fencing to pools, construction of new braai areas and construction of walkways.