CapeNature is offering free entry to 22 of its nature reserves this tourism month so be sure to visit some of the West Coast’s finest natural splendour.
September is Tourism and Heritage month and in an attempt to help the recovering sector, visitors can access CapeNature reserves for free until Monday 20 September.
“It’s a pleasure to offer visitors a chance to visit some of the most beautiful areas in the province for free.
“Visitors will be able to participate in a number of activities ranging from experiencing historical cultural sites, hiking, picnicking to mountain biking and birdwatching,” Anton Bredell, MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning says.
This is the 7th free access week by CapeNature.
Local, West Coast reserves taking part are Groot Winterhoek, Bird Island, Cederberg, Matjiesrivier, Rocherpan.
Reserves in the Winelands taking part are Limietberg, Hottentots Holland and Assegaaibosch, but only for picnic. Visitors looking to go to the Overberg, can visit Kogelberg, Stony Point, De Mond, De Hoop, Marloth, Grootvadersbosch and Walker Bay.
Visitors looking for reserves in the Garden Route can visit Robberg, Keurbooms River, Goukamma as well as Geelkrans.
In the Karoo one can enter Swartberg, Gamkaberg and Anysberg for free.
Dr Razeena Omar, CapeNature CEO, encourages all South Africans to grab the chance to visits their various sites:
“I encourage all South Africans to spend a day in nature and explore their natural heritage, free of charge!
“All health and safety protocols will be in place, including the mandatory wearing of masks.”
The following terms and conditions apply:. The conservation fee will be waived for reserves open to the public.
.Free access will not apply when booking through the call centre or when making an online booking. This offer excludes accommodation bookings.. Free access will pertain to general access (conservation fee) and hiking, mountain biking and other day activities allowed.. Zero-rated permits will be given to everyone accessing the reserve during this time, as per usual standard procedure to ensure that all access numbers and activity numbers are recorded.
Visit www.capenature.co.za to learn more and for a full list of participating #AccessWeek CapeNature reserves.