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29 Apr 2022
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.

27 Apr 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.

26 Apr 2022
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.

26 Apr 2022
Invest in our planet - Earth Day 2022

To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April this year, CapeNature produced a captivating video with the young environmental ambassador, Mbali, explaining what climate change is and how it is linked to waste.

25 Apr 2022
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.

12 Apr 2022
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.

5 Apr 2022
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.

1 Apr 2022
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.

28 Mar 2022 by Dr. Martine Jordaan, Ecologist Fauna
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.

28 Mar 2022
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.

14 Mar 2022
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”.

10 Mar 2022 by Ruida Stanvliet
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.