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We have 27 reserves for you to visit and enjoy. Use the map to browse and click on the reserve of your choice.

What to do

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icon/cycling_greenicon/cycling_blueMountain biking and cyclingMountain biking and cycling
icon/4x4trail_greenicon/4x4trail_blue4x4 trails4x4 trails
icon/horseriding_greenicon/horseriding_blueHorse ridingHorse riding
icon/rockclimbing_greenicon/rockclimbing_blueBoulderingBouldering
icon/donkeycart_greenicon/donkeycart_blueDonkey adventuresDonkey adventures
icon/kloofing_greenicon/kloofing_blueKloofingKloofing

Where to stay

Self-catering

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Camping

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Eco-venues

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Overnight hiking

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Groups

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Featured accommodation

Kingfisher Cottage
Rocherpan Nature Reserve
Flamingo Cottage
Rocherpan Nature Reserve
Gamkaberg Campsite
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

Featured eco-venues

Tierkloof Eco-Lodge
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve
Oudebosch Eco Cabins
Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Featured news

20 Sep 2021
Unplug and get all-year access to 24 CapeNature reserves

This is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to Nature reserves and Parks more accessible and rewarding than ever before. By purchasing a CapeNature Wild Card you have the opportunity to explore the Nature reserves situated within the Western Cape

6 Sep 2021
Celebrating the golden years in nature!

When last did you experience spectacular views, peaceful tranquillity or making fond memories with the grandkids? Reward yourself and your loved ones with our awesome breakaway in the wide open spaces of nature using your CapeNature 30% seniors discount throughout the year.

5 Sep 2021
International Vulture Awareness Day, 4 September 2021

04 September marks International Vulture Awareness Day. Vultures have always had a bad rep – think Lion King? Meanwhile, vultures are nature’s essential workers. As scavengers, they are part of a clean-up crew that mop up carcasses and other organic waste, preventing the spread of diseases such as anthrax and botulism!

2 Sep 2021
CapeNature offers FREE entry to 22 Nature Reserves

September marks Tourism Month and CapeNature invites you to join in the celebrations. The entity will provide free day access to the public during its 7th annual Access Week, from 13 - 20 September 2021 to a selected number of reserves.

1 Sep 2021 by Edith Henn
African Medicinal Plant Day _ 31st August 2021

Human relationships with plants date back for centuries. Plants support life on earth provides habitat for animals and can be a source of medicine, with many healing capabilities. Many of the African continent’s population rely on traditional medicine for their basic health needs. CapeNature is proud of the relationships it has fostered with local communities surrounding the reserves who source their own medicine via plants

31 Aug 2021
Interview a tree and win big!

Kids – got something to say?

In celebration of Arbour Day 2021, CapeNature is giving away an outdoor solar pack to lucky winners with its Interview with a Tree competition. Kids play the part of the interviewee and get your friends, sibling, parent, or teacher to play the part of the tree.

Events Calendar
15 Jul 2021 - 5 Nov 2021
The Conservation Symposium

The Conservation Symposium serves as a bridge between conservation practitioners, scientists and policymakers in a conducive environment to solve real-world problems. It integrates a broad range of disciplines in a meaningful way and creates or strengthens connections both within and between disciplines. 

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1 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
Arbor Day Event - Interview with a Tree Competition 2021

Join us for a fun arbor day event when kids compete on radio by interviewing a tree!

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13 Sep 2021 - 20 Sep 2021
Access Week 13- 20 September 2021

September marks Tourism Month and CapeNature invites you to join in the celebrations. The entity will provide free access to the public during its 7th annual Access Week, from 13 - 20 September 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

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Featured reserves

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Assegaaibosch is a small nature reserve in the Jonkershoek valley. It is about 9km from Stellenbosch, and 204 hectares in size. The reserve lies next to the Eerste River, which forms the northern boundary and extends up the north-eastern slope of Stellenbosch Mountain.

Cederberg Wilderness Area

The Cederberg was proclaimed as a Wilderness in 1973. The 66811 ha of mountainous terrain is located in the Cape Floral Region only three hours outside Cape Town, but it feels like a different world.

Explore rugged mountain terrain
Swim in crystal clear rock pools
Discover ancient rock art
Rocklands in the Cederberg

The Rocklands area forms an integral part of the Cederberg Wilderness and is also proclaimed as a World Heritage Site. Rocklands also includes the areas at CapeNature’s Kliphuis, and partner properties at de Pakhuys, Traveller's Rest, Agter Pakhuis and Kleinfontein. It is a world famous bouldering destination with the bouldering season lasting from 30 April to 01 October every year.

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