CapeNature is driven by the vision to conserve nature for a sustainable future.
CapeNature’s aim is to conserve the unique natural heritage resources of the Western Cape for the benefit of all. The Western Cape’s biodiversity is in a constant state of flux as it responds to natural forces and human activity. Our biodiversity and vast natural resources are under threat from global warming, pollution and escalating development.
The organisation's mission is to manage, conserve and promote our human, natural and heritage assets through best practice, access, benefit sharing and sustainable use.
Making living in nature fun for our children
When it comes to having fun in nature, children are the experts. They know there’s nothing better than spending hours playing in a forest, discovering a new animal for the first time or exploring a rock pool.
But when kids spend too much time indoors, often in front of TVs and computers, they don’t get to experience, or appreciate, the wonders waiting for them outside.
CapeNature is committed to reconnecting young people with nature by helping them understand and enjoy the biodiversity around them. Ultimately, we want to equip our children for the earth they will inherit.
Where are CapeNature protected areas?
CapeNature have 31 Clusters across the Western Cape in the Winelands, West Coast, Overberg, Garden Route and Cape Karoo:
CapeNature Protected Areas
- Cederberg Wilderness
- Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve
- Bird Island Nature Reserve
- Rocherpan Nature Reserve
- GrootWinterhoek Wilderness Area
- Limietberg Nature Reserve
- Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
- Assegaibosch Nature Reserve
- Kogelberg Nature Reserve
- Stony Point Nature Reserve
- Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
- Walker Bay Nature Reserve
- De Mond Nature Reserve
- De Hoop Nature Reserve
- Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve
- Marloth Nature Reserve
- Grootvadersboch Nature Reserve
- Bosmansbos Wilderness Area
- Anysberg Nature Reserve
- Gamkaberg Nature Reserve
- Swartberg Nature Reserve
- Outeniqua Nature Reserve
- Goukamma Nature Reserve
- Keurbooms River Nature Reserve
- Robberg Nature Reserve
Choosing the best CapeNature accommodation for you
CapeNature offers a wealth of accommodation across their reserves from self-catering cottages to trendy eco lodges and campsites, which offers electricity or no electricity, which ever you prefer.
To match the best accommodation to suit your requirements visit their website and select the activities which you would like to experience such as canoeing and kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking and cycling, rock climbing, wildlife watching, 4x4 trails and many more activities.
Picture credit Scott N Ramsay - Anysberg Nature Reserve