Get a 40% Winter Discount on Your Next Family Holiday With CapeNature
Watch nature come alive this winter between 1 May - 31 August 2022 by saving 40% on select self-catering cottages and campsites. Book between 1 May and 31 August 2022.
Top 4 Family-friendly Reserves for Your Winter Holiday
Whether you’re close to the breathtakingly lush Winelands, or near the rumbling shores of the West Coast, CapeNature has the perfect collection of family-friendly reserves to liven up your winter family holiday.
CapeNature Conservation Review 2022
CapeNature is proud to announce that the entity’s Annual CapeNature Conservation Review will take place on 1 and 2 June 2022. CapeNature and its partners will showcase “a year in review”, themed, Resilience is in our Nature, at the South African Medical Research Council’s Conference Venue in Tygerberg, Cape Town, as a hybrid event.
CapeNature Unveils Sustainable Outdoor Frames for Visitors
Plan a road trip with family and friends to visit one of the six CapeNature reserves that have a newly installed outdoor photo frame. The premise of the frames is to encourage visitors to take scenic photos while enjoying the wonders of nature.
Plant the Right Species at the Right Time of the Year This Plant Appreciation Day
International Plant Appreciation Day is held on 13 April every year as a platform to highlight the importance of plants. This year, CapeNature is highlighting the special attributes of plants and the unique climate of the Western Cape to encourage the public to plant indigenous trees and other plant species at the right time of the year.
State of Conservation Report 2021
CapeNature has just released the second annual State of Conservation Report. The entity endeavours to provide annual snapshots of the conservation status of species and ecosystems, highlighting achievements and impacts, through this report.
Firewood prohibited in all CapeNature reserves as a biodiversity precaution against Shot Hole Borer
After months of scientific research and in association with conservation stakeholders and expert engagement, CapeNature has taken the decision to prohibit firewood brought in by visitors in all their nature reserves. This precaution will be in effect from 01 April 2022 until further notice.
Catfish on the move in the Cape
Sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus are rather remarkable creatures indigenous to the northern parts of South Africa but both alien and invasive in the Western and Eastern Cape.They are omnivorous feeders, and as such can have negative impacts on indigenous fish populations as they can eat large numbers of young fish.
Freshwater Biodiversity: Obligate Wetland Plants Species, Leafy Juncus
Wetlands are associated with a wide range of specially adapted plant species giving food and shelter to a variety of animal life. Obligate wetland plants possess adaptive characteristics that allow them to occur in wetlands almost their entire life cycle.
World Water Day – Groundwater, making the invisible visible
World Water Day is celebrated annually on 22 March with National Water Week taking place between 20 and 26 March 2022. These special calendar days are aimed at educating the public about their responsibility in water conservation initiatives, raising awareness around the need to protect and conserve the country’s scarce water resources. The theme for World Water Day 2022 is “Groundwater: making the invisible visible”.
Autumn Fynbos Beauties
The Western Cape Province is home to the Greater Cape Floristic Region, which is the world’s smallest, but in terms of biodiversity, the richest floral kingdom. Fynbos vegetation is part of this Floristic Region. Summer is slowly dwindling, the days become shorter, nights longer, colder weather is creeping in and autumn is with us.