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To celebrate Tourism Month, CapeNature has announced that it will allow free access to selected reserves in the Western Cape between 16 and 22 September.

Western Cape MEC for Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell said, “CapeNature’s reserves are places where people can go to regenerate and get in touch with nature following the long periods of lockdown that may have gotten people down over the past few months,”.

CapeNature Chief Executive Officer, Dr Razeena Omar, said they have implemented all necessary health and safety protocols. He said, “I implore visitors to adhere to the social distancing regulations and to continue to wear face masks,”.

According to the province, entry to protected areas during the CapeNature Access Week will be applicable during regular reserve hours only.

Free access pertains to general access or conservation fee and hiking, mountain biking and other day activities allowed. However, free access week does not apply to call centre, online bookings or accommodation bookings.

The following nature reserves all form part of Cape Nature’s Access Week: 
West Coast
  • Groot Winterhoek
  • Cederberg
  • Matjiesrivier
  • Rocherpan
Winelands
  • Limietberg
  • Jonkershoek
  • Assegaaibosch
  • Hottentots Holland
  • Vrolijkheid
Overberg
  • Kogelberg
  • De Mond
  • De Hoop
  • Marloth
  • Grootvadersbosch
Garden Route
  • Robberg
  • Keurbooms River
  • Goukamma
Klein Karoo
  • Swartberg (Gamkaskloof/DieHel)
  • Gamkaberg