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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. 

9 Nov 2021
UPDATE on Western Cape Avian Influenza

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre continues to manage an ongoing outbreak of Avian Influenza amongst wild seabirds in the province.

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.

3 Nov 2021
UPDATE: Western Cape Avian Influenza and dying seals

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre is aware of reports of dead and dying seals in several areas across the West Coast of the province. Between Laaiplek and Dwarskersbos in the Bergrivier Municipality region, 144 seals were buried this morning with another fifty at Elandsbaai.

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.

5 Oct 2021
CapeNature urges the public to practice fire safety this fire season

CapeNature responded to 76 fires resulting in 31 198.7 hectares of natural and other veld burnt during the 2020/21 fire season. As we enter the 2021/22 fire season, CapeNature appeals to the public to help prevent fires and report smoke or fire.

28 Sep 2021
Meet the winner of our "Interview with a tree" competition

The judges had a difficult decision to make, but the results are in, and we are delighted to announce the winner of this competition.

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 (β€œSi-koi-ja”) and Boekenhout offers convenience and luxury with private ablution facilities and structured tents which are fully furnished.