CapeNature announces reopening of Scolopia at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
CapeNature is pleased to announce the reopening of its Scolopia self-catering unit at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve after undergoing major renovations. Scolopia now offers an enhanced experience in nature, with modern amenities and comfortable living spaces, making it an ideal base for exploring the reserve and enjoying the beauty of the Western Cape.
Love at First Visit: CapeNature and the Winelands
Known for its fine wine and top-class experiences enjoyed by locals and international visitors, the Cape Winelands prides itself on awe-inspiring views, award-winning wineries, historic buildings and masterpieces, and key attractions, activities and accommodation that brings family and friends together, creating wholesome and memorable moments that last forever.
Unveiling the Critical Role of Biodiversity: Why We Need to Preserve It as an Essential Service for Our Survival
On the 22 May annually, we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity to raise awareness about biodiversity and the issues surrounding it. The day aims to highlight effective strategies that can help protect biodiversity.
CapeNature’s Robberg Hiking Trail Named One of the Top 35 Hikes in the World
CapeNature is thrilled to announce that its Robberg Hiking Trail, located in Plettenberg Bay, has been recognized as one of the top 35 hikes in the world.
Little Beetle Causes Big Havoc
The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB), originally from Asia, has been causing devastation among trees, indigenous and primarily non-indigenous around the world.
First discovered in South Africa in 2017, the beetle has spread rapidly and is now well-established as a threat to agriculture and biodiversity.
Impressive Tourism Numbers Show Locals Connect to Nature
CapeNature has been making waves in the tourism industry with its impressive revenue growth. In recent years, CapeNature has seen a steady increase in tourism revenue, with a 20% year-on-year spike. The past financial year has continued to build on this success, with the entity reaching new heights and achieving an impressive growth in tourism revenue.
Biodiversity Crime in the Western Cape: the Threat to Our Indigenous Reptiles
In this series on biodiversity crime, we take a closer look at our indigenous fauna. Much of the illegal harvesting and trade of indigenous reptiles is driven by the demand for exotic pets, both locally and internationally. These animals are often captured in the wild, causing damage to the targeted animals as well as their natural habitats and ecosystems.
Winter Warmer Promotion
Get 40% off your next trip!Pack your cosy clothes and get ready for a fun-filled winter getaway at CapeNature’s most loved reserves.
Oiling the Response
The successful implementation of the Phakisa Operations: Ocean Economy workstreams, particularly the Marine Transport and Manufacturing and Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration work streams are bound to result in accidental pollution events, despite the best practice being used to manage and prevent these unfortunate events.
Add Abseil to Your Adventure List This Easter
Experience the incredible view of Plettenberg Bay from CapeNature’s Robberg Nature Reserve, while abseiling down the 14 storey cliffs. This adrenaline thrill ends spectacularly with a view of the magnificent Nelson’s Cave - a sight to behold that adds to your total experience.
Biodiversity Crime in the Western Cape: A Focus on Indigenous Succulent Plants
The Western Cape is an international biodiversity hotspot, and some of the plants and animals found here occur naturally nowhere else in the world. Sadly, this makes our province an attractive destination for wildlife traffickers.
Fresh from the press - 2022 State of Conservation Report
CapeNature is proud to present the 2022 State of Conservation Report. This is the third State of Conservation Report to inform the periodic Western Cape State of Biodiversity Report, as mandated by the newly assented Western Cape Biodiversity Act, aimed at providing the status of indicators for assessing the global state of biodiversity.