Embrace SA's natural heritage during CapeNature's FREE Access Week

2018-09-06 10:34 - Saara Mowlana
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Embrace our natural heritage with CapeNature's FREE Access Week this Heritage Month! (Photo: Supplied)

Heritage Month is here and what better way to celebrate than by immersing yourself in the beauty of the South Africa's natural wonders.

It's become tradition for SA's custodians of this natural heritage, to waiver the conservation and access fees for a limited period during September - with CapeNature announcing the highly anticipated Access Week for 2018- allowing visitors free entry to certain parks.


WHEN: 17 - 24 September 2018 (Including Heritage Day on Monday, 24 September)  

WHERE: CapeNature Parks and reserves

COST: FREE access!

ALSO SEE: #LiveYourWild: Get planning for the country-wide SANParks Week for free entry in September

While the Western Cape is brimming with wildlife and lush scenery across a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, free access week leaves your choices are wide open. 

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Some highlight routes to bookmark for your freebie flora and fauna fiesta week include:

The Garden Route 

The Overberg Region

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The Winelands Route

The Karoo Region 

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The West Coast Route 

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Day-trippers and hiking enthusiasts or those looking to catch a glimpse of diverse animal and bird life, should be sure to keep these four reserves on your itinerary:

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Terms and Conditions for CapeNature FREE Access Week:

  • The conservation fee will be free at the entrance to any CapeNature reserve that is open to the public.
  • Free day access will only apply at the reserve gate. Normal rates and access fees apply for any accommodation booked online or through the call centre (021 483 0190).
  • Free access fee will pertain to general access (conservation fee) and hiking, mountain biking and picnicking. The waiver will NOT apply to the Whale Trail or concessions (including canopy tours, bouldering, horse riding etc).
  • Zero (R0) rated permits needs to 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 counted.
  • Access to Protected Areas during the CapeNature Access Week will be conducted during regular reserve hours and applies to entries at CapeNature reserve gates.

There’s a reserve rich with heritage close to you – go and experience it for free during access week!

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