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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Media Statement issued jointly by the George Municipality and Garden Route Municipality on Monday, 29 October regarding fires in the Outeniqua Pass area. The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre has been activated on a limited scale due to the ongoing active fires in George in the Outeniqua Pass area. The Outeniqua Fire remains active in […]
With the ongoing drought in the Western Cape, CapeNature has been conducting research into alternative methods of providing water to the tourism facilities in the nature reserves. These methods included fog harvesting, water purification and Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG). Rocherpan Nature Reserve was identified as a pilot site for AWG as it is in a […]
On Saturday, 27 October 2018, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and CapeNature will jointly host the third Penguin Palooza at the Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay. This annual event forms part of the month-long celebrations around marine conservation and more specifically, African penguin awareness. Visitors will have […]
CapeNature is proud to partner with the Siyaya team on SABC2 to bring viewers nine episodes of Siyaya – Wildest Cape where youth from various parts of the Western Cape travel to Goukamma, Robberg, Cederberg, Bird Island, Lambert’s Bay, Hottentots Holland and De Hoop nature reserves. In Siyaya – Wildest Cape, the young adventurers, led […]
CapeNature currently manages six Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on behalf of the Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans and Coast, namely Robberg, Goukamma, Stillbaai, De Hoop, Betty’s Bay and Rocherpan. Marine protected areas aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of biodiverse marine areas. They are an example of successful collaboration […]
Whale watchers descended on Hermanus this past weekend from all parts of the country for the town’s whale festival which was on from 28 -30 September 2018 and they certainly weren’t disappointed as large numbers of southern right whales played up to the crowd, frolicking in the tranquil waters of Walker Bay. From June until […]
Nature offers so much and it is the responsibility of us all to conserve the unique natural heritage resources of the Western Cape for the benefit of future generations. Nature works like a natural factory to provide us with clean, fresh water and other natural ecosystem services. Water travels all the way from our majestic […]
September is Heritage Month in South Africa and, to celebrate, CapeNature is once again providing free access to all of our reserves to day visitors from 17-24 September. We asked you to share your pics on social media as you venture into the great outdoors with friends and family and the response has been great. […]
Groenvlei is a natural lake near Sedgefield in the Garden Route region of South Africa. Most of the lake falls within the Goukamma Nature Reserve which is managed by CapeNature. Groenvlei is a conservation worthy lake because it represents a naturally rare ecosystem in the Western Cape (a natural lake) and has genetically distinct populations of […]
CapeNature is delighted to announce that access to all CapeNature reserves will be free from 17 – 24 September 2018 during Heritage month. Heritage has been defined as “that which we inherit: the sum total of wild life and scenic parks, sites of scientific or historical importance, national monuments, historic buildings, works of art, literature […]
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Gauteng Nature Conservation (hereafter Conservation), a component of the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) produced the Gauteng Conservation Plan Version 3 (CPlan 3) in December 2010. The conservation plan was edited on three occasions since then: C-Plan...
Source: Mail & Guardian 31 August 2018 – Sipho KingsA plan to build an abattoir on land that has “irreplaceable” biodiversity has been stopped in its tracks after an almost three-year battle. The Gauteng provincial government has taken back its permission for the project to go ahead.The...