CapeNature invites you to come and explore its vast open spaces across the Western Cape this summer, with your friends and family, at record low prices.

Despite inflation rate increases and the current recession in South Africa, CapeNature wants to see more and more locals get to experience the rich natural heritage exclusive to the province.

We are all in this together and CapeNature aims to keep its holiday destinations affordable and accessible, for as many households as possible.

With an array of activities to explore, come and participate in hiking, mountain biking, swimming and so much more.

CapeNature’s destinations offer a wide selection of self-catering accommodation units and camping sites, inclusive of wilderness, basic pop-up and luxury tented glamping campsites.

Here are four must visit locations to choose from:

1. Kogelberg Nature Reserve – near Kleinmond

The new eco-cabins at Kogelberg Nature Reserve bring the Overberg’s wild beauty right to your doorstep. Situated in the Palmiet River valley at the foot of imposing mountains, the eight wooden cabins feels far removed from the city.

At only 90 minutes from Cape Town, the self-catering hideaway in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom is an accessible haven for nature lovers.

2. Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve – near Swellendam

Grootvadersbosch is of the lesser known reserves in the Western Cape. Nestled in between Afromontane forest and teeming with ancient yellowwood, stinkwood and ironwood trees, the reserve boasts 11 modern cottages characterised with 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.

Visitors to this beautiful reserve will relish the opportunity to get out into the forest on day walks and mountain biking trails. The reserve is also an excellent birding destination with more than 196 bird species regularly spotted.

Hikers are likely to bump into bushbuck and spot baboons and smaller mammals when out on the trails. Sighting the forest emperor butterfly and a subspecies of the rare ghost frog would be the highlight of a visit here, as they can only be found in this forest.

3. 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 reserve is highlighted by it’s breath-taking scenic mountainous wilderness area.

An area entrenched in history, you can spend an entire day searching for rock art, caves and cliffs. After being proclaimed a wilderness area in 1973, the Cederberg is now one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa and home to the beautiful Clanwilliam cedar tree, which overhangs some of the cliffs.

CapeNature offers a wide range of accommodation offerings, from secluded mountain huts, to fully equipped cottages as well as riverside campsite facilities

4. Gamkaberg Nature Reserve – near Oudtshoorn

What could be more relaxing and rewarding than spending a day or two in nature, whilst having all the luxury modern amenities? None other than Gamkaberg Nature Reserve.

Located 35km outside of Oudtshoorn, the reserve has become known to tourists as a place to switch off and bask in the richness of the unique Klein Karoo biodiversity. With luxury accommodation available at the Tierkloof Eco Lodges, the reserve offers the perfect balance for those looking to get in touch with nature during the day and those who prefer the comfort of a luxury tent at night.

What are you waiting for? Book this summer and stand a chance to win a Wild Card membership valid for 3 years! Call 087 087 8250 or visit capenature.co.za for more information on this offer.

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