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8 Sep 2023
CapeNature’s Tourism Month Celebration Embraces Green Investments

CapeNature recently hosted a captivating event in celebration of World Tourism Month, echoing the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's theme of "Tourism and Green Investments." The event brought together key stakeholders and partners committed to eco-tourism for a lively discussion on this vital theme.

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8 Sep 2023
CapeNature’s Tourism Month Celebration Shines the Spotlight on Investing in People, the Planet and Prosperity

The United Nations’ World Tourism Organisations (UNWTO) theme for International Tourism Month is, “Tourism and Green Investments”. This is a perfect fit for CapeNature, a trailblazer in developing award-winning eco-tourism infrastructure within protected areas.

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6 Sep 2023
Renew Your Wellbeing - Connect With Nature for Free This Access Week at CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates its 9th annual Access Week between the 23rd and 29th of September 2023. The public are invited to access any one of 24 selected nature reserves across the Western Cape for free during this time. Visitors will be allowed day entry to enjoy walking, hiking, bird watching, swimming and mountain biking at no cost.

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4 Sep 2023
Update on Sustainable Baboon Programme for the Cape Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula Baboon Management Joint Task Team (JTT) consisting of representatives from SANParks, CapeNature, and the City of Cape Town, wants to inform the public that the draft Baboon Strategic Management Plan will be finalised by the end of September 2023, if all goes as planned.

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31 Aug 2023
Partnership Between CapeNature and Grootbos Foundation a Win-Win for the Environment and the Economy

CapeNature, the Western Cape Government’s conservation agency, and the Grootbos Foundation have joined hands through a formal partnership to address alien vegetation clearing in the Walker Bay Complex and skills training through the Foundation’s Green Futures College, the vocational training home of the Grootbos Foundation.

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8 Aug 2023
A Remarkable Test of Resilience: Cederberg's Recent Encounter with Mother Nature

The recent weather events may have brought unexpected challenges, but we are excited to share that our dedicated teams have been hard at work to repair the damages caused by the floods. From damaged trails to affected accommodations, we're leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to restore these natural havens to their former glory.

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8 Aug 2023
Mandela Day Pet Food Drive

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to fellow colleagues, for your participation in our Mandela Day pet food drive. Your generous contributions made a significant impact on the lives of animals in need.

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4 Aug 2023
CapeNature Refutes Petition on Trail Closures at Jonkershoek and Hottentots Holland Reserves

A petition making the rounds, claiming that CapeNature is systematically shutting down hiking trails in the Western Cape, particularly at Jonkershoek and Hottentots Holland nature reserves, holds no truth.

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3 Aug 2023
Midweek Special - Stay for 3 Only Pay for 2

Wake up to the sound of birds humming, views that enlighten and encourage your mood for the day, and cosy accommodation that makes you feel at home, but instead, you find yourself immersed in the wonders of CapeNature’s 25 nature reserves.

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2 Aug 2023
Move to Protect Wildlife From Snares in the Western Cape

Several leading conservation, animal welfare and volunteer organisations have joined forces to launch a project aimed at providing a coordinated response to snared wildlife incidents, as well as improved training, data collection and awareness about snaring in the Western Cape.

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28 Jul 2023
Western Cape Disaster Management on High Alert for Very Cold Weekend

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre is putting measures in place to deal with what is predicted to be a very cold weekend in the Western Cape. An intense cut-off low weather system is making landfall this evening, and heavy rains, strong coastal winds, together with very low temperatures and snow over high lying areas, are expected, Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning said today.

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25 Jul 2023 by Jillian Fredericks, Ecological Intern, Biodiversity Capabilities
From Laws to Conservation: Protecting Seabirds in South Africa’s Coastal Waters

Seabird protection in South Africa is ensured through the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004), and the Sea birds and Seals Protection Act (No. 46 of 1973). These laws specifically address the conservation of biodiversity and safeguarding marine habitats and their inhabitants. The marine environment, covering 70% of the Earth’s surface, plays a vital role in supporting diverse species and providing valuable ecosystem services.