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CapeNature earns first ever Eco certification in Southern Africa

Monday at 13:21 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature’s Kogelberg, Robberg and Goukamma Nature Reserves have become the first tourism products in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to have been awarded the prestigious ECO Certification by Ecotourism Australia. Ecotourism Australia is represented in southern Africa through an exclusive agreement with Eco-tourism Africa, a COMET Corporation initiative....

We want to hear from you!

04 February at 08:00 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature wants to hear from you – we’re doing research into what new products our clients would love to see in our nature reserves. We’re particularly interested in tourism services and adventure activities that would enhance your experience of our protected areas whether it be guided walks, mountain bike trails or informative birdwatching. You can […]

Meet Mzokhona Mabaso: Conservation Manager at Knersvlakte Nature Reserve

03 February at 08:00 AM, via CapeNature

Ever wanted to know what a Conservation Manager does? Watch the video below to find out… Mzokhona Mabaso is a conservation manager at CapeNature’s Knersvlakte Nature Reserve. Mabaso began his career with CapeNature as a field ranger, and over a number of years gained the experience and qualifications that allowed him to move up the ranks […]

Celebrate the value of our wetlands on World Wetlands Day

02 February at 12:36 PM, via CapeNature

With pressure on South Africa’s water sources continually increasing, it is vital we acknowledge World Wetlands Day and take note of the importance of this valuable water system. Says CapeNature CEO, Dr Razeena Omar: “In light of the current water shortage, there’s no better time to ensure we have healthy and functioning ecological infrastructure. This […]

Robberg: A trip worth writing home about

29 January at 14:58 PM, via CapeNature

We recently spent some time in Robberg Nature Reserve, near Plettenberg Bay, capturing some video footage (which you can see below) and experienced the best that the Garden Route can provide, all in one day. After setting off from Goukamma Nature Reserve, where we’d spent a refreshing night in the wonderful accommodation there, we were […]

Rhino Poaching Stats Prove ANC govt incompetence

22 January at 15:43 PM, via Environment.co.za

Absolutely nothing has changed or improved when we talk Rhino Poaching. For our South African Environmental Minister Edna Molewa to even stand up in public and be proud that 40 less Rhinos were poached last year is an utter embarrassment. Mrs Molewa like Mr Zuma …

Choose your romantic getaway!

22 January at 13:55 PM, via CapeNature

In the lead up to Valentine’s Day we’re running a unique promotion, where you stand the chance of winning a romantic weekend getaway for you and your partner, by emailing us and telling us which of the five spots below you’d love to visit! All you need to stand a chance of winning, is browse through our […]

Fire is EVERYONE’S fight

14 January at 14:32 PM, via CapeNature

The Western Cape fire season occurs during the hot summer months. A small uncontrolled fire can quickly spread and become a threat to people’s lives and their property. Fires are common during the December to April period which is why we need to be extra cautious when starting a fire for braaing, lighting a candle, […]

Saving water in a time of crisis

13 January at 09:37 AM, via CapeNature

South Africa is facing a water shortage of unprecedented levels, with drought affecting many parts of the country. CapeNature provides some practical ways for citizens of the Western Cape to play their part in saving water. We all know that access to water is a basic human right, but what happens when the supply is threatened? Thanks […]

Make 2016 your year of adventure!

12 January at 10:06 AM, via CapeNature

Dust off the cobwebs of the festive season, gather your gear, and make this year one to remember! Explore your adventurous side in 2016, as we present to you our top five adrenaline-pumping experiences for the next 12 months! Suicide Gorge If you’re looking to get out of your comfort zone, it doesn’t get more challenging […]

Festive Season Opening Hours

18 December 2015 at 08:51 AM, via CapeNature

A notice about CapeNature’s Festive Season Opening Hours for December and January 2015. Call centre Please note our booking call centre’s operating hours during the Festive Season: 25 and 26 December 2015 – Closed 1 January 2016 – Closed 2 January 2016 – 08h00 to 12h00 noon All other days we will operate according to our regular hours, […]

Operation LIMPET

17 December 2015 at 13:53 PM, via CapeNature

Coastal and Marine Officer Kelley Brown illustrates how a typical conservation project operates, and how they can benefit more than just the area in which they are conducted. Brown works in the Overberg for CapeNature, assisting with conservation projects and conducting research in the Betty’s Bay Marine Protected Area (MPA), as well as elsewhere in […]

Plastic Shopping Bags & Environmental Impact

08 November 2015 at 21:24 PM, via Environment.co.za

Disposable bags may seem convenient but have proven to be a huge source of pollution. According to research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, somewhere between five hundred billion and one trillion disposable bags are used each year around the world. Plastic bags, while only …

Kwazulu Natal Fumes over Fracking Possibility

05 November 2015 at 13:15 PM, via Environment.co.za

Fracking possibility: KZN crowds fume BUSINESS – 03 November 2015 at 1:30pm By: Lee Rondganger Durban – An American-based oil company which wants to drill for oil and gas on 10 000 KwaZulu-Natal farms, faced a hostile crowd yesterday in Ashburton, near Pietermaritzburg, when it …

Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit Awarded by UN

07 September 2015 at 15:13 PM, via Environment.co.za

Pretoria – Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has congratulated the 26-member Black Mamba anti-poaching unit for being awarded the United Nations top accolade – the Champions of the Earth Award. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on Monday that the Black Mambas have won …

National Greening Project

07 September 2015 at 14:55 PM, via Environment.co.za

Pretoria – Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana has called on forestry partners to give life to a broad national greening project as a means of ensuring a brighter future for children. Minister Zokwana said the department has embarked upon a number of …

NO Go on Serengeti Highway

26 August 2015 at 15:53 PM, via Environment.co.za

For more than four years, we have been supporting litigation against a highway that would devastate the Serengeti ecosystem.   Now we have a final decision. We’re pleased to report that the case achieved more than we hoped or expected, setting an important precedent for …

Protect Migratory Waterbirds

26 August 2015 at 15:25 PM, via Environment.co.za

Migratory waterbirds are faced with a wide range of threats, which are mostly human induced such as pollution, deforestation and land use change. “This leads to the destruction of the habitat which these migratory birds use for breeding and as stop- overs on their global …

Blue and Green Drop Reports Coming Soon

21 August 2015 at 13:45 PM, via Environment.co.za

Work on the latest editions of the Blue and Green Drop Reports has been completed and is expected to be released by end of September 2015. “The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane is currently considering the reports with the view that once she …

Findings of the African Nuclear Study

21 August 2015 at 13:12 PM, via Environment.co.za

Given the growing interest in nuclear energy generation from Africa countries, this study takes a closer look at nuclear energy from an African perspective and considers the emerging information in relation to nuclear energy supply in the countries that have advanced plans for nuclear- South Africa, Nigeria …