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Grootvadersbosch Scolopia Braai
2 Jun 2023
Winter Warmers to Live in the Moment and Connect With Nature

Winter getaways are perfect for warm cuddles and snuggles around the outdoor firepit or creating memories with loved ones around the indoor fireplace, don’t you think?

26 May 2023
Going Green: Establishing Sustainable School and Community Gardens

CapeNature, has recently launched a new project under its Plant One Million Tree Campaign. The Greening Initiatives project aims to help schools and communities become more environmentally friendly by providing assistance in planning, creating, and maintaining indigenous gardens and garden areas.

24 May 2023
CapeNature video production recognized at the 5th International Tourism Film Festival Africa

One of CapeNature’s video productions, “Customer Service values - Eco-tourism and Biodiversity Conservation” filmed at its popular Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, was selected among 378 entries from 59 countries as a finalist at the 5th  Edition of the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA). 

Algeria Campsite in the Cederberg Wilderness Area is the perfect retreat for winter
22 May 2023
Escape the Winter - 13 Reserves That Suit a Tight Budget

CapeNature is thrilled to unveil an irresistible offer that will warm your heart and your wallet. Immerse yourself in the #CapeNatureWinterWarmer promotion, where you can indulge in nature's finest, cosy fireplaces and eco-friendly hot tubs while enjoying a phenomenal 40% discount on bookings made between 1 May and 31 July 2023.

Figure 1 Watercolour illustration of Aponogeton distachyos
19 May 2023 by Ruida Stanvliet
Aponogeton distachyos: The Waterblommetjie

One can only marvel at the art of botanical drawings. In Figure 1, a coloured engraving of flowering and fruiting stems of Aponogeton distachyos, by F. Sansom, after S. Edwards (Wellcome Collection) can be seen. This very old drawing, done around 1810, beautifully depicts the different parts of this specific plant, best known in the Afrikaans vernacular as waterblommetjies.

Some of the Cape Natures Cubs Club members showing off their activities during their stay at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
19 May 2023
CapeNature Rewards Children for Environmental Action Projects

Since the launch of CapeNature’s club for children a year ago, its members have been very busy doing their part to save our environment. On the weekend of 13 May, the entity rewarded its top members with an overnight camp at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve.

Scolopia swimming pool view
18 May 2023
CapeNature announces reopening of Scolopia at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

CapeNature is pleased to announce the reopening of its Scolopia self-catering unit at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve after undergoing major renovations. Scolopia now offers an enhanced experience in nature, with modern amenities and comfortable living spaces, making it an ideal base for exploring the reserve and enjoying the beauty of the Western Cape.

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16 May 2023
Love at First Visit: CapeNature and the Winelands  

Known for its fine wine and top-class experiences enjoyed by locals and international visitors, the Cape Winelands prides itself on awe-inspiring views, award-winning wineries, historic buildings and masterpieces, and key attractions, activities and accommodation that brings family and friends together, creating wholesome and memorable moments that last forever.

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10 May 2023 by Guest author: Glenneis Kriel
Rocherpan Nature Reserve Enchanted Beauty

Rocherpan Nature Reserve enchanted us with its stark beauty over the Easter holidays.We stayed in the new Kingfisher cottage that, like all the other cottages, blends well with the environment, while boasting all the luxuries you’d need to have a comfortable yet eco-friendly stay.

9 May 2023
Unveiling the Critical Role of Biodiversity: Why We Need to Preserve It as an Essential Service for Our Survival

On the 22 May annually, we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity to raise awareness about biodiversity and the issues surrounding it. The day aims to highlight effective strategies that can help protect biodiversity.

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9 May 2023
CapeNature’s Robberg Hiking Trail Named One of the Top 35 Hikes in the World

CapeNature is thrilled to announce that its Robberg Hiking Trail, located in Plettenberg Bay, has been recognized as one of the top 35 hikes in the world.

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5 May 2023
Little Beetle Causes Big Havoc

The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB), originally from Asia, has been causing devastation among trees, indigenous and primarily non-indigenous around the world.

First discovered in South Africa in 2017, the beetle has spread rapidly and is now well-established as a threat to agriculture and biodiversity.