Bas Newman; pastry chef and food stylist and well-known radio personality Suga, have joined forces to explore food and lifestyle themes in a culinary adventure in and around Cape Town. The two foodies bring a dynamic and positive energy to everything they do and we invited them to CapeNature reserves around the Western Cape to […]
CapeNature is delighted to announce a tourism price freeze on entrances fees, camping, hiking and accommodation tariffs at CapeNature reserves across the Western Cape until 31 August 2020. This means that visitors get to spend quality time at CapeNature reserves, hiking, camping under the stars, and ‘glamping’ in luxury, safari-style tents, and modern, luxury self-catered […]
National Marine Week is celebrated across South Africa during the second week of October to encourage the sustainable use of marine resources and to highlight the importance of keeping coastal ecosystems healthy for current and future generations. South Africa has over 3 000 km of coastline and some of the most diverse marine environments in […]
The Embo Initiation Forum safeguards the culture and traditions of the local community in Langa and is especially active in preserving and protecting the initiation tradition. So when the Embo committee asked CapeNature for a donation of trees that could be planted around the border of the initiation site, the entity didn’t hesitate. On 23 […]
From 23 to 29 September 2019 day access to all CapeNature reserves will be free. CapeNature has made this decision in order to celebrate the significance of our tourism and heritage. September is both Tourism Month and Heritage Month in South Africa. Anton Bredell, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Development Planning and Local Government says “Tourism makes […]
August is Women’s Month in South Africa and we’ve been speaking to some of the remarkable women at CapeNature about their love for conservation. Meet Dr Martine Jordaan, Aquatic Scientist at CapeNature. Q What did you do before you started your current job at CapeNature? A I was a full time student at the Zoology […]
We have been blessed with great natural beauty in this country and South Africans flock to the great outdoors in great numbers to enjoy the soaring mountains, unspoilt beaches and green, shady forests. But while you’re enjoying the beauty and splendour of nature, you should take care at all times to make safety your number […]
August is Women’s Month and we are sharing the stories of some of the special women at CapeNature who have a passion for people and our shared natural heritage. Meet Chanel Rampartab, Conservation Innovation Manager at CapeNature. Q What exactly is a conservation innovation manager? A My job is to implement innovative solutions to augment our […]
As part of CapeNature’s celebration of women in conservation for the month of August (Women’s Month in South Africa), we caught up with the always industrious Nicole Stanley, receptionist at the CapeNature Head Office in Bridgetown. Q What were you doing before CapeNature? Can you tell us a little about your career background? A I […]
Cars are an inseparable part of our lives and one of those developing at the fastest pace. With all the new technologies available, autonomous vehicles are the next big step. The major giants in the auto industry are hard at work, trying to push self-driving cars from fantasy to reality. More...
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CapeNature seeks to appoint a Conservation Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area near Bredasdorp, with a salary of R 611 048.00 per annum (TCoE) – Level 10 . The successful candidate will report to the Landscape Manager 2, East Region. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: Execute overall management of the De Hoop Nature Reserve […]
Encountering baboons close to urban developments In the Cape Peninsula, Overstrand Local Authority area, the Garden Route and other areas, baboon troops, which are free-ranging in suitable habitats on the edges of urban developments, are increasingly coming into contact with humans, resulting in conflict. The underlying conservation principle which addresses these clashes is that wild […]
The Little Karoo was the scene of a dramatic Cape mountain zebra capture and translocation operation on Friday, 2 August 2019 between CapeNature’s Gamkaberg Nature Reserve and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. This joint conservation in action initiative by Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and CapeNature forms part of the Cape mountain zebra Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP), which aims to […]
September is both Tourism Month and Heritage month in South Africa when we acknowledge the enormous contribution that tourism makes to our economy and also rejoice in the beauty of our natural heritage. In that spirit, and to mark the significance of tourism and heritage, CapeNature is delighted to announce that day access to all […]
World Ranger Day is commemorated on 31 July every year when we honour all park and field rangers around the world who protect our natural heritage for the future generations to come. It is an acknowledgement of hard work and a note of thanks for their ongoing service. On this day, we also remember the […]
This winter, save much more with our one-day 50% Buffalo Valley promotion! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you, we’re offering an extra 10% OFF on top of our 40% winter discount promotion at Buffalo Valley in the Goukamma Nature Reserve – that means you get 50% off self-catering accommodation at […]
This winter, save much more with our one-day 50% De Mond Nature Reserve promotion! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you, we’re offering an extra 10% OFF on top of our 40% winter discount promotion at De Mond Nature Reserve – that means you get 50% off accommodation at this magnificent […]
CapeNature has finalised a ground-breaking new policy that will allow for the restricted consumptive use of species of wild flora in CapeNature-managed protected areas. Dr. Razeena Omar, Chief Executive Officer, CapeNature says the institution is proud and happy about the work that has been done. “This policy – simply put – provides a framework which allows members of […]
Mandela Day is is celebrated on 18 July every year in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life on his birthday. It was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. Every year, on the day, members of the public are encouraged to emulate Mandela’s […]