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2019 Clanwilliam Cedar tree planting event a resounding success

Monday at 22:59 PM, via CapeNature

The morning of Saturday, 18 May dawned bright, clear and cold as stakeholders, local community members, members of the media and general conservation enthusiasts converged to plant Clanwilliam cedar seedlings on a rock-strewn mountainside in the Cederberg Wilderness. The occasion was the Clanwilliam Cedar (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis: Cupressaceae) tree planting event, a partnership between...

Flooding and High Winds Warning in the Western Cape

Monday at 11:48 AM, via CapeNature

Please be aware of the advisory from the Cape Town Weather Office that heavy rain and flooding is expected in places over the Cederberg, Hexriverberg and Boland mountainous areas, as well as the Overberg and Cape Metropole in the Western Cape on Monday. If you’re out and about in any of these areas please be […]

One Week Only: Book 3 & Pay For 2 Nights

14 May at 09:51 AM, via CapeNature

This winter, stay longer and save more! As part of our 20 years of nurturing nature for you and our winter discount promotion, we’re offering a one-week limited deal for stays at Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve’s self-catering accommodation. To book this promotion, just hit the button below. You’ll need to be quick – this 3 for […]

29 April at 16:46 PM, via CapeNature

As part of CapeNature’s 20-years of nurturing nature for you, we’re excited to announce that the Winter Discount Promotion for 2019 will kick off on the 1st of May and run until the 31st of August. We’re giving clients 40% off selected self-catering accommodation and camping facilities. Clients would need to book, pay and stay […]

2019 Winter Stays – 40% OFF Discount

29 April at 16:46 PM, via CapeNature

As part of CapeNature’s 20-years of nurturing nature for you, we’re excited to announce that the Winter Discount Promotion for 2019 will kick off on the 1st of May and run until the 31st of August. We’re giving clients 40% off selected self-catering accommodation and camping facilities. Clients would need to book, pay and stay […]

Proudly nurturing nature for you for the last 20 years

28 April at 23:58 PM, via CapeNature

When somebody mentions CapeNature, what images are evoked in your mind? If you’re a nature lover, then the chances are good that you’ve visited at least one of the many CapeNature reserves located around the Western Cape where you’ve splashed in pristine rock pools, admired glorious sunsets over the ocean, gone horse riding or taken […]

How to Successfully Motivate People to Care about the Earth

28 April at 12:26 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post How to Successfully Motivate People to Care about the Earth appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

More often than not, the media swamps us with negative news regarding climate change and the world’s condition. Of course, it’s an attempt to wake people up, shake them and make them change their actions. However, such an amount of bad news can cause an opposite effect. Many...

Earth Day celebrations calls for citizens to be active participants in waste minimisation

25 April at 10:10 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature joined hands with the Ramaphosa community in Philippi on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 to spread anti-littering awareness and help clean-up the community in celebration of Earth Day 2019. The pilot project by CapeNature in collaboration with the City of Cape Town (Solid Waste) is part of a ‘responsible citizenship’ programme that intends to reward […]

Whale Trail upgrades coming in 2020

18 April at 08:58 AM, via CapeNature

The Whale Trail promises to be the ultimate hiking experience. This wonderful experience takes place at our breath-taking De Hoop Nature Reserve. Our Nature reserve is more than just a retreat, it’s a whole surrender! The trail meanders through the idyllic De Hoop Nature Reserve where the fragrance of fynbos intermingles with salty sea air. […]

Attack of the Shot-Hole Borer

17 April at 20:08 PM, via CapeNature

The blog title may sound like something from the realm of science fiction but unfortunately the shot-hole borer is a very real and present threat to trees in South Africa. The Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) is a beetle from Asia that has recently been discovered in South Africa. It has a destructive impact on living […]

Motorists urged to be vigilant after Cape leopard death

10 April at 15:53 PM, via CapeNature

A Cape leopard was hit by a vehicle along the N1 highway between Worcester and De Doorns on Monday evening, 8 April around 19:00. With the safety and protection of the animal in mind, as well as the threat it potentially poses to humans, careful consideration was given to determine the most appropriate action. The leopard […]

How Solar And Renewable Energy In Africa Makes A Better Future

09 April at 14:53 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post How Solar And Renewable Energy In Africa Makes A Better Future appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

When we hear Africa, the first thing that comes in our mind that it is the world’s second largest continent and second most-populated continent with 1.2 billion people. But it is strange that around 600 million people in Africa are living without having regular access to...

6 reasons to visit De Hoop NR

08 April at 09:25 AM, via CapeNature

Located on the southern Cape coast, De Hoop is one of CapeNature’s flagship reserves, and is famous for its variety of wildlife, vegetation (including a host of endemic fynbos).  In this article, we highlight five reasons why you simply must visit this fascinating and beautiful reserve. 1) The Whale Trail De Hoop is also known […]

The Internet is Posing a Threat to the Environment: The Real Issues

04 April at 14:24 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post The Internet is Posing a Threat to the Environment: The Real Issues appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The internet that we know offers a plethora of advantages such as online banking, paperless transactions, live video interaction, and much more. But have you ever pondered that the internet, which has almost become the lifeline of people can affect the environment as...

How can you Contribute to Sustainability by Installing Living Green Walls?

04 April at 14:06 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post How can you Contribute to Sustainability by Installing Living Green Walls? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

A living wall is an ultimate way to make your business property more environmentally friendly. A living green wall adds panels to the side of a property which has been fitted with a special irrigation system. These panels not only protect brick and mortar on the...

UNESCO documentary produced for Netflix to cover Cape Town water challenges

04 April at 13:57 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post UNESCO documentary produced for Netflix to cover Cape Town water challenges appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

 UNESCO unveiled the trailer for their documentary, entitled WaterWise, how not to drain a Country produced for Netflix. The piece – to be broadcast to Netflix’s over 148 million subscribers, details how the world is poised on the brink of massive changes...

CapeNature says fire awareness is an all year round priority

03 April at 09:28 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature statistics show that more than 90% of fires in the Western Cape are human-induced accidental fires that occur largely through negligence. The Western Cape’s economy is heavily dependent on water catchment areas. In order to protect our water catchment areas and the ecosystem services they provide we have to prevent fires and therefore fire […]

New Trends In Solar Energy Research And Development In 2019

30 March at 07:57 AM, via Environment.co.za

The post New Trends In Solar Energy Research And Development In 2019 appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

The renewable energy industry remained robust last year, holding steady despite the uncertainty about new tariffs and tax policies. And 2019 promises an exciting year of clean tech. Fundamental drivers of solar growth and development are poised to continue and positive trends...

Ecology: the environmental cost of digital payment means and bank transfers

29 March at 14:54 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Ecology: the environmental cost of digital payment means and bank transfers appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

You can hardly find a person who would not use electronic payments on a daily basis. They have become so familiar that we take them for granted, rarely remembering that the wallets were filled with cash rather than cards just a few decades ago. But as we replace...

Current focus on climate change, sustainability and building efficiency at heart of Saint-Gobain’s ethos

29 March at 14:33 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Current focus on climate change, sustainability and building efficiency at heart of Saint-Gobain’s ethos appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Concerns and protests around climate change have kicked up several gears recently, thanks to the efforts of 16-year old Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change and has...

Solar Power At The End Of Q1 – How Does SA Fare Against The World?

28 March at 14:35 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Solar Power At The End Of Q1 – How Does SA Fare Against The World? appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

South Africa’s Solar Energy is Growing by Leaps and Bounds Today, in regard to energy production, is looking very different than just a few short years ago. This is all due to three main factors: a worldwide drive towards renewable energy, not a large enough supply of...

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