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 […]
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, 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 […]
Visiting one of our reserves this Summer? Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your stay is a safe one.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
As Day Zero edges closer, people are stockpiling water from shops and springs. The idea of designated collection points is an uncomfortable thought, and so many people are looking at alternative emergency sources such as rainwater tanks, pools and boreholes. These sources make a lot of sense for toilet flushing and washing, but what about drinking and cooking? How do I know if my borehole or...
Cape Town (25 January 2018). The ongoing rhino poaching challenge is not only spreading to other species but also impacting on rural people living around protected areas through exposure to organised crime syndicates.WWF South Africa raised this concern after the South African Department of Environmental Affairs announced that 1 028 rhino were illegally killed during 2017. The figure shows a...
In this second weekly update to help people in Cape Town take practical steps to prepare for Day Zero, we talk about groundwater. Collected rainwater and groundwater are critical 'off-mains' sources of water that now are helping households reduce the demand for bulk water, and will be even more important when the taps are turned off. Groundwater is a hidden resource that is a national asset and...
What is Day Zero? When is it likely to happen? What will happen on that day? Is it too late to start saving water?For the last few months, Capetonians have been talking about Day Zero, the day when the city's taps are expected to run dry but what does this really mean?In the first of a regular weekly update, WWF South Africa will be publishing a Wednesday Water File to help households and...
Because most plumbing in public spaces is based on outdated water-borne technology, one of the biggest challenges is to find ways to limit flushing potable water down the loo while keeping things squeaky clean, especially if you're a woman.While puzzling over this problem Bradley Bergh, with the technical help of Faan Swiegers, came up with a novel idea for a waterless urinal for women made...