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22 May 2024
The Big Biodiversity Challenge

The Western Cape Environmental Education Friends (WCEEF), together with members CapeNature, SANBI, Nature Connect, SANParks and the Two Oceans Aquarium, is thrilled to announce a new competition for children in grades 6 – 9.

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21 May 2024
CapeNature attends Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban

CapeNature’s participation at the recent Africa Travel Indaba in Durban marked a significant milestone in promoting sustainable tourism and conservation initiatives. The event, which drew industry leaders and stakeholders from across the globe, provided an excellent platform for CapeNature to showcase its commitment to conserving the Western Cape's natural beauty while fostering economic growth through eco-tourism.

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14 May 2024
CapeNature’s Groenvlei Carp Community Project gifted new fishing boat

The picturesque setting of Island Lake in the Wilderness recently played host to a significant event on 8 May 2024. CapeNature’s Groenvlei Carp Project supported by Gift of the Givers were gifted a new fishing boat by the Oceana Group. Thousands of people from communities in the Southern Cape and Karoo have benefitted from this extremely successful feeding scheme project.

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13 May 2024
Forge and CapeNature: What is a digital mapping partner and why is it important?

Forge has been CapeNature's official digital mapping partner since 2021, ensuring visitors receive accurate and engaging maps during their stay at nature reserves. Forge's maps are hand-curated and updated in collaboration with CapeNature, reflecting changes in landscapes, infrastructure, and trail closures. The partnership also empowers visitors by bridging the gap between them and trail managers.

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2 May 2024
CapeNature honours its firefighters ahead of International Firefighters' Day

On 30 April 2024, CapeNature hosted a firefighters appreciation event at Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve to honour the brave men and women who were on the frontlines during the Western Cape’s fire season.

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1 May 2024
Get CapeNature’s 40% winter discount on your next getaway!

Pack your bags, grab the essentials and head towards one of CapeNature’s pristine reserves for your next winter holiday, and take advantage of our spectacular 40% saving on select self-catering accommodation and campsites.

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24 Apr 2024
Collaborative Conservation benefits the Stony Point African Penguin Colony

In the heart of Betty’s Bay lies the Stony Point African Penguin colony, a critical breeding ground for these beloved seabirds. This colony has become a beacon of hope thanks to the collaborative efforts of several key partners: CapeNature, SANCCOB, Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT)/African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA), and the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Together, these entities have implemented an integrated programme that has positively impacted the local penguin population.

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18 Apr 2024 by Image: Jannie Swanepoel, Blog: Luke Folb
Another first for the Cape mountain zebra genetic rescue project

The Cape mountain zebra known as GB42 has had an exciting year! In January, this stallion from Gamkaberg Nature Reserve sired a foal with genetic material from two of the three genetically distinct stocks of the species. In March, there was proof that 2023 was a busy year for GB42 after a second foal was born with genes from all three stocks.

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15 Apr 2024
More Reserves Added to the CapeNature Mobile App: Adventure Awaits!

What does this mean for you? More destinations to travel to and explore at the ease of your fingertips! CapeNature is making local travel an easier with the latest update to our visitor mobile app!

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15 Apr 2024
CapeNature shines bright at WTM as attendance grows

World Travel Market (WTM) Africa concluded with impressive momentum, reflecting a 53% increase in attendees, indicating robust growth in African tourism.

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28 Mar 2024
Unusual bird species welcomed at CapeNature’s Bird Island this summer

CapeNature’s Bird Island Nature Reserve in Lambert’s Bay, known for its stunning seafront vistas and diverse birdlife, recently hosted unexpected visitors that sent bird enthusiasts into a frenzy. In a rare sighting, four Australasian Gannets and two Brown Boobies made a surprise visit to the island.

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21 Mar 2024
The importance of our natural water sources and Water Day 2024

It is widely known that South Africa, and in particular the Western Cape, suffers from water scarcity. This reality underscores the critical need to prioritise the conservation of freshwater ecosystems and their catchments to ensure a sustainable supply of water for both biodiversity and human consumption. The provision of water is categorised as one of the ecosystem services offered by natural freshwater ecosystems.