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15 Sep 2023
Connect With Nature, Renew Wellbeing

There are many reasons why access to nature is important. This year the focus of Access Week, which falls between 23 and 29 September, is on how access to nature is critical to our health and wellbeing. Simply put, we need nature and cannot survive without it.

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15 Sep 2023 by Jillian Fredericks, Ecological Intern, Biodiversity Capabilities
Paving the Path to Zero Waste: the #dontbetrashy Campaign

In the picturesque landscapes of South Africa's Western Cape, where the stunning beauty of the region meets the modern rhythm of life, an issue of substantial concern looms large. The Western Cape is home to 11.9% of the population and is responsible for a staggering 3 million tons of waste generated annually according to the Annual State of Waste Management Report of 2020 and STATSA’s mid-year population estimates for 2022.

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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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1 Sep 2023
Discover the Best Wilderness Hiking Trails with CapeNature this Spring

As the vibrant colours of spring come alive, nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers eagerly look forward to exploring the great outdoors. If you're seeking an exhilarating hiking experience amidst breath-taking landscapes, CapeNature has got you covered. With an abundance of wilderness hiking trails to choose from, the Western Cape’s natural beauty awaits your discovery.

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1 Sep 2023
Join CapeNature for a Clean-up and Contribute Towards a Zero-waste Future

CapeNature will join hands with local communities in hosting the #DontBeTrashy drive from 1 to 30 September 2023. In the face of an escalating waste crisis, the #DontBeTrashy drive is a shining beacon of hope, advocating for a greener, more sustainable world.

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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.