Cape Nature Access Week 18-25 September 2017 << go back

posted on 14 September 2017

There’s great news this Heritage Month - all day visits to CapeNature reserves are free during Access Week which runs from the 18th to the 25th September 2017! Bring your friends and family and bask in the stunning beauty of South Africa’s rich natural heritage. For the more active, there’s plenty to see and do around the reserves. Click here for more.
Did you know that most of the CapeNature reserves have been granted World Heritage Site status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)? The common feature of all properties inscribed on the World Heritage List is that they meet the requirements for outstanding universal value (OUV). These are sites that hold a special cultural, historical, or scientific significance. Take our photo tour of the CapeNature reserves that hold World Heritage Site status to see just why they’re so special.

We’ve just celebrated National Arbor Week in South Africa from the 1st to the 7th September to emphasize the importance of tree planting in South Africa. Trees are a valuable resource providing both environmental and economic benefits. By planting even a single tree, we can make a big difference. Each tree will help to contribute to cleaner air, lower energy costs, greater protection of our soil and water supplies, reduced noise levels, contribute to food security and a more ambient environment in which to live. For 2017, the Ziziphus Mucronata (also known as Buffalo Thorn/Blinkblaar wag-’n-bietjie) and the Euclea pseudebenus (also known as Black Ebony/Ebbehout-ghwarrie) species have been selected as trees of the year. For more on the rich diversity and abundance of tree species on Cape Nature reserves go to

Entries are open for the hugely popular Kurlandbrik Robberg Xpress trail run (5km and 10km) organised by Plett Athletics Club at the Robberg Nature Reserve on Sunday 8th October 2017. Check out further details and entry particulars here.

Spring is here and it’s Heritage Month so be sure to take advantage of the free entry for day visitors to all CapeNature reserves between the 18th and the 25th September 2017. The zany guys from Where Bros Go posted videos here and here to tell us what a blast they had at Robberg Nature Reserve last week while Wannabee Vlogger Adam Spires was rendered (momentarily) speechless by the serene beauty of Grootvadersbosch. Watch that here.
Catch you at our nature reserves during Access Week!


Cape Nature Access Week 18-25 September 2017