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1 Nov 2023
Collaborative Snare Free Initiative Proves Its Worth

Three months ago, on 1 August, leading conservation, animal welfare and volunteer organisations in the Western Cape joined forces to launch Snare Free – a multi-component initiative aimed at providing a coordinated response to snared wildlife incidents in the province. A lot has happened since!

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1 Nov 2023
Unlock the Overberg's Natural Treasures: Discover Majestic Mountains and Enchanting Fynbos with CapeNature!

The wholesome Overberg, gifted in so many ways. Underrated? Definitely. With so much to experience and explore here, CapeNature is proud to hold the keys that unlocks nature reserves that are loved and enjoyed by local and international visitors.

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1 Nov 2023
Black Friday Savings with CapeNature

Our favourite time of the year is here! We’re all about great savings and top-notch experiences at CapeNature when visiting the Western Cape. November  means our local and international visitors get the opportunity to splurge on great accommodation deals. Conserve, Explore and Experience with us. 

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27 Oct 2023
Exciting News for CapeNature Visitors!

We are thrilled to announce a new way to make your CapeNature holiday dreams come true. Introducing the MobiCred payment plan option on our CapeNature booking portal!

Now, planning your nature escape is even more convenient and flexible. With MobiCred, you can spread the cost of your CapeNature getaway over time, making it easier to explore the breathtaking beauty of our natural reserves.

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16 Oct 2023
The Camping Diaries at CapeNature

Planning your next camp trip with loved ones’ is exciting, right? Especially when you’re an enthusiast at heart and love embarking on adventurous outdoor activities with the plan to stayover, pitch that tent, and get the best of nature and the outdoors.

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13 Oct 2023
CapeNature Urges the Public to Report Fire and Smoke on Sight

From April 2022 to March 2023 CapeNature responded to 70 wildfires which burned nearly 28 000 hectares compared to 87 fires burning almost 30 000 hectares in the same period in 2021 and 2022. CapeNature was able to contain 28.6% of fires where less than 10 hectares were burned and 64.2% where less than 100 hectares were burned.

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13 Oct 2023 by Alex Weiss, Forge
Plan Your Next Trip by Exploring the New CapeNature Reserves Map

With CapeNature’s new reserves mapcrafted by Forge, planning your next CapeNature adventure just got even simpler. The easy-to-use map neatly highlights all CapeNature reserves, accompanied by links, photos and helpful information.

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10 Oct 2023 by Ruida Stanvliet
Indigenous Forests of the Western Cape

It is a well-known fact that indigenous forests are vegetation units dominated by trees. A lesser-known fact is that graminoids (grass-like plants including grasses, sedges, and rushes) are generally rare within the herbaceous layer underneath the forest trees. With this in mind, it becomes important to note the difference between forest and woody savanna. Savanna woodlands have a grassy understorey which is often dominant. Furthermore, in forests, the crowns of trees overlap in at least one of the tree layers, whereas in savanna, the crowns of trees do not overlap (Mucina et al. 2022).

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1 Oct 2023
An Unforgettable Camping Experience in Nature’s Wonder

Calling all nature lovers and camping enthusiasts! Discover the breathtaking beauty of CapeNature's camping sites. Whether you're seeking a tranquil escape or an adventurous getaway, our campsites offer an unforgettable experience surrounded by nature's wonders.

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29 Sep 2023
Cape Zebra Reunites With Family

On July 22, 2023, the CapeNature team from Kammanassie Nature Reserve carried out a critical rescue mission involving a Cape Mountain Zebra (CMZ) on the Diepprivier farm property in the Noll area, situated approximately 30 kilometers from Kammanassie.

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29 Sep 2023
CapeNature and a Community Rally to Save More Than a Thousand Seahorses

CapeNature’s marine rangers led a herculean effort with the support of the community and up to now more than a thousand seahorses were rescued and 720 have been returned to their natural habitat. They are being put back into the estuaries where they usually occur and where there is a huge eelgrass bed where they seek refuge and shelter and where they find their food.

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26 Sep 2023 by Joint statement by CapeNature, SANParks and the City of Cape Town
Task-team releases proposals for baboon-proof fencing on 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 a baboon-proof fencing summary report is now available for affected communities’ consideration.