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A positive perspective following the fires

14 January at 15:49 PM, via CapeNature

News broke shortly after New Years that mountains along the Betty’s Bay coast had caught fire, making devastating headlines as the situation quickly escalated. The fire spread quickly and posed concern for communities within the Hermanus region and a group effort by multiple fire-fighting agencies was required in order to tackle the multitude of flames […]

FOUR reasons not to miss the Jimmy Nevis Camp-Out

09 January at 14:46 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature and acclaimed musician and songwriter, Jimmy Nevis, merge conservation tourism and top class entertainment in the form of a unique, two-night outdoor camping experience from 15 – 17 February 2019. Book your tickets today and rub shoulders with some of the most talented musicians in South Africa, listening to intimate acoustic performances while enjoying […]

CapeNature embraces the spirit of giving this holiday

24 December 2018 at 11:03 AM, via CapeNature

In the spirit of the festive season, the CapeNature People and Conservation Programme in partnership with the Youth Environmental Service Programme (YES) put smiles on the faces of the less fortunate and elderly by spending time at the Unakho Children’s Home Care and Sizamile Independent Old Age Home in Langa, an informal settlement in Cape […]

BOOK NOW – An Intimate Music Weekend with Jimmy Nevis

20 December 2018 at 09:34 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature and multi-award nominated South African Musician Jimmy Nevis have collaborated to bring conservation tourism to the masses through music. A first of its kind, two-night outdoor camping experience with one of the Cape’s coolest pop hit-makers will be held in the Cederberg Wilderness Area in early 2019. This summer, musical fans and nature lovers […]

Stay Safe this Summer!

16 December 2018 at 23:19 PM, via CapeNature

The Western Cape is an amazing destination for the holidays and CapeNature reserves offer plenty of options for friends and family to appreciate nature, from a trip to the coast to a mountain walk with stunning waterfalls and natural views. But while you’re out having fun, be aware of dangers take may lurk in the […]

CapeNature and SAPS tackle crime in local townships

14 December 2018 at 09:27 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature, in partnership with Nyanga South African Police Service (SAPS) hosted a year-long Youth Leadership programme tackling social challenges faced by young boys residing in Nyanga and Philippi. The Nyanga Youth Leadership programme recruits young boys between the ages 13 and 15-years’ who are in grades six and seven from Hlengisa Primary School, Liwa Primary […]

5 need-to-know Visitor Tips

11 December 2018 at 14:10 PM, via CapeNature

Visiting one of our reserves this Summer? Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your stay is a safe one.

Nine Holiday Spots Still Available

06 December 2018 at 13:22 PM, via CapeNature

If you haven’t booked your summer holidays for the family yet, you’re running out of time fast.  But all is not yet lost.  if you act quickly, you can still secure a prime spot of real estate at one of our reserves dotted around the Western Cape. BOOK ONLINE To secure your booking at Goukamma, […]

All Aboard for the Youth at Sea Project!

29 November 2018 at 16:13 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is delighted to be partnering with the Swiss Embassy in South Africa (Science and Technology Division) to provide four school learners and one CapeNature official with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a week on the Fleur De Passion sailboat which is currently on a four-year journey around the world to measure the impact that humans are […]

Fire Partners Ready for Summer Season

29 November 2018 at 12:08 PM, via CapeNature

Just over 200 delegates attended the official opening of the Western Cape Wildfire Season at the Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 which was held under the auspices of the Western Cape Umbrella Fire Protection Association. Anton Bredell, the Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western […]

Black Friday 50% Off: Now Live!

22 November 2018 at 02:01 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature is excited to announce that the much anticipated 24-hour Black Friday promotion is now live. Clients using the online booking system will qualify for a 50% discount for any bookings made for the period, 9 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 at selected reserves. Participating Reserves How to Book Follow these easy steps to secure your exclusive […]

CapeNature tackles youth unemployment through educational YES Programme

20 November 2018 at 14:11 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature and the Department of Environmental Affairs celebrated its successful first year of the Youth Environmental Services (YES) Programme. The initiative saw 110 youth participants graduating. Together both entities aim to address the ever-growing challenges of youth unemployment and prioritise local communities living in and adjacent to the nature reserves across the Western Cape. The […]

Call for Comment: Dassen Coastal Complex Management Plan

16 November 2018 at 11:12 AM, via CapeNature

Notification of Stakeholder Engagement process and an invitation to attend a public meeting to provide inputs and comments to the draft Protected Area Management Plan for the DASSEN COASTAL COMPLEX (Dassen Island, Seal Ledges, Riverlands Nature Reserve and the Ganzekraal Conservation Area). The objective of this management plan is to ensure that the protection, conservation […]

Call for Comment: Cederberg Complex World Heritage Site Management Plan

16 November 2018 at 10:27 AM, via CapeNature

This is a notification of the stakeholder engagement process and an invitation to attend a public meeting to provide inputs and comments to the draft Protected Area Management Plan for the Cederberg Complex World Heritage Site. Management plans for protected areas are required in terms of section 39(2) of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas […]

Call for Comment: Management Plan for Boland Mountain Complex World Heritage Site

14 November 2018 at 13:54 PM, via CapeNature

This is a notification of the stakeholder engagement process and an invitation to attend a public meeting to provide inputs and comments to the draft Protected Area Management Plan for the Boland Mountain Complex World Heritage Site.  Management plans for protected areas are required in terms of section 39(2) of the National Environmental Management: Protected […]

Conservation Services Officer (Stewardship Facilitator)

07 November 2018 at 08:37 AM, via CapeNature

 Cape Nature seeks to appoint a Conservation Services Officer (Stewardship Facilitator) on a 2 year contract to be based in Vanryhnsdorp with a salary of R 389 629. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: To provide information to key landowners and managers in respect of relevant conservation stewardship options and facilitate and provide support for the negotiations and development […]

A safer experience in nature for all

02 November 2018 at 10:51 AM, via CapeNature

In celebration of the fast-approaching festive season, CapeNature, the biodiversity conservation authority in the Western Cape, will implement a no alcohol and illegal substance ban at Limietberg and Assegaaibosch nature reserves’ picnic areas effective from Thursday, 1 November. This is in a bid to create a safe and trusted experience in nature for visitors of […]

Return to the Source this Summer

01 November 2018 at 13:00 PM, via CapeNature

Return to the Source with our Top 3 Water Experiences We’re inviting all our nature-loving, water-conserving, eco-conscious fans to ‘Return to the Source’ with us this summer. That’s right, we’re talking about water: the revitalising  source of all life – carrying nutrients, feeding our bodies, keeping plants and animals alive. In the Western Cape, we’ve […]

Fire Prevention

01 November 2018 at 10:14 AM, via CapeNature

The Western Cape is one of the worst affected veldfire areas in the country where fires are a natural phenomenon during summer. However, too frequent fires may have a negative effect on the biodiversity and ecosystem services such as water production. All fires start small, but when the weather is hot, dry and windy, a […]

Wild Card rates for 2018-2019

31 October 2018 at 11:18 AM, via CapeNature

The new Wild Card rates for 2018-2019 come into effect from Thursday 1 November 2018, and CapeNature has all the information you need to stay informed about the changes. Please note the new rates are applicable from 1 November 2018 until 31 October 2019. Wild Card rates will increase by 12%. For example, a standard […]

Penguin Palooza 2018 at Stony Point

30 October 2018 at 11:36 AM, via CapeNature

Members of the public flocked to the the third Penguin Palooza at the Stony Point Reserve in Betty’s Bay on Saturday, 27 October 2018.  The highlight of the event, which was co-hosted by the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and CapeNature, was the release of 13 rehabilitated African penguins back into […]

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