If you’re a South African resident in possession of a valid ID, and you’re 60 or older, you qualify for CapeNature’s senior citizen discount of 30% off all self-catering and camping facilities.
Visit their site: https://www.capenature.co.za/senior-citizen-discount/
With South Africa’s economy dwindling and the global COVID-19 pandemic feeling like it is here to stay – it often seems like there is no chance at a well-deserved holiday. More than ever before South African’s need to create positive and safe environments to explore and put our wellbeing first. And this is exactly what CapeNature has done for elderly people of South Africa. From solo travelers, couples to organised groups exploring nature has never been this affordable for the 60+ crowd to save some money.
CapeNature’s destinations offer a wide selection of prime camping locations inclusive of pop-up tents in unspoilt wilderness areas, basic amenities for campervan/caravan parking, spacious wooden decks for convenience, and luxury tented glamping campsites. The self-catering accommodation is hidden along coastal towns, forest escapes and majestic mountains. The eco-cabins are authentic, natural and a touch of chic finishes and amenities.
Be spoilt for choice, so with a shortlist of five most visited locations by senior citizens for you to choose from.
- Rocherpan Nature Reserve situated just outside Veldriff on the West Coast
Rocherpan is a coastal nature reserve teeming with birds and colourful wildflowers. The reserve lies 25km north of Velddrif on the Cape West Coast, consists largely of a seasonal vlei that is usually dry between March and June.This reserve allows guests to watch water birds wade peacefully in the pan, or simply staring out at the icily beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Rocherpan boasts an impressive variety of endemic and endangered bird species and has become a sanctuary for many of the birds who have made it their home. Although the reserve is synonymous with birding, its nearby unspoilt beaches and thoughtfully constructed eco-cabins beckon those who simply want to explore the best that the West Coast has to offer. In spring, a brilliant carpet of wildflowers transforms the reserve, competing with the birdlife to put on the most spectacular display. Rocherpan currently has eight eco-cabins available to be booked for accommodation.
- Cederberg Wilderness Area – up the West Coast
The Cederberg Wilderness Area is one of the most undisturbed and secluded places in South Africa. Only three hours north of Cape Town, the Cederberg is highlighted by the breath-taking scenic mountainous wilderness. An area soaked in history; you can spend an entire day searching for rock art in caves and on cliffs. After being proclaimed a wilderness area in 1973, the Cederberg is one of eight sites forming part of the original Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site and is home to the beautiful Clanwilliam cedar, a tree species found overhanging from some of the cliffs. CapeNature offers a range of accommodation opportunities, from secluded mountain huts, to fully equipped cottages as well as riverside campsite facilities.
- Kogelberg Nature Reserve – situated between Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay
Considered by many to be the most beautiful of CapeNature’s protected areas, Kogelberg Nature Reserve earns that reputation largely to the fact that it occupies an area with minimal human interference. Its exceptional diversity and quality of fynbos means it is considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The reserve presents perhaps the finest example of mountain fynbos in the Western Cape and is a world-renowned World Heritage Site. The new eco-cabins in Kogelberg Nature Reserve put the Overberg’s wild beauty on your doorstep. Situated in the Palmiet River valley, at the foot of imposing mountains, the Oudebosch eco-cabins and newly launched Mbali collection eco-pods and eco-cabins feel a world removed from the city. But at only 90 minutes from Cape Town, this self-catering hideaway in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom is an accessible haven for nature lovers.
- Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve – near Swellendam and Heidelberg
Grootvadersbosch is one of the hidden gems in the Western Cape. Nestled in Afromontane forest teeming with ancient yellowwood, stinkwood and ironwood trees, the reserve boasts 11 modern cottages characterised by green building technology. With over 85% of the building materials being sourced from previously existing structures, the cottages are a fitting addition to this World Heritage Site. Recently added to the reserve are the wooded campground which consists of 9 campsites for pop-up tents complimented with individual spacious wooden decks and screens for maximum convenience. Day walks, mountain biking trails and the Boosmansbos Wilderness Area offer an array of challenges for those who want to immerse themselves in the wilderness. This is an excellent birding destination with more than 196 bird species regularly spotted.
- Gamkaberg Nature Reserve – the heart of the Karoo near Oudtshoorn
What could be more relaxing and rewarding than spending a day or two in nature, whilst having all the luxuries modern living requires? This is exactly what you will experience at Gamkaberg. The reserve is about 35km outside of Oudtshoorn and has become known to tourists as a place to switch off and bask in the richness of unique Klein Karoo biodiversity. The luxury glamping tents offered at this reserve, offers the perfect balance for those looking to get in touch with nature but also prefer the comfort of convenience and the privacy such as a private splash pool.
Bookings exclusively via call centre on 087 087 8250 or email [email protected]
This discount is applicable from Monday to Sunday throughout the year, excluding school holidays.