It might be hot but CapeNature is bringing in the cold with its entrance price freeze for 2020

2019-10-19 06:45 - Thutolore Tsatsane
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Your list of things to do this summer has just gotten a bit longer.

It is almost the festive season and we come bearing gifts, CapeNature has announced a tourism prize freeze on entrances fees, camping, hiking and accommodation tariffs at CapeNature reserves across the Western Cape until 31 August 2020!

What does this mean for you?

Visitors get to spend more time exploring the many nature reserves participating in some of their favourite activities, be it hiking or glamping for those that have a love-hate relationship with camping.

If you are planning to treat yourself to a getaway, view the full tariff list here.

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The current state of the economy has limited locals from experiencing the many tourism destinations in the country. CapeNature's initiative aims to create a culture of travelling among South Africans. With the announcement of the prize freeze, more families get to enjoy quiet time in nature.

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CapeNature’s Executive Director of Eco-Tourism and Access, Sheraaz Ismail says they are all too aware of the trying economic times faced by families.

"The prize freeze at our tourism offerings will not only allow more people to visit CapeNature reserves but also enable them to extend their stays at value for money rates, while enjoying a range of luxury accommodations," says Ismail.   

There is more fun to be had all around the city at close to nothing and if you do not want to spend at all but you are craving an adventure-filled day there is an activity for you too!

Where you can have fun on a budget!

The tourist attraction recently celebrated its 90th birthday and in honour of this milestone tariffs have been slashed so locals can experience this wonder. The discount is only valid for October.

Cost: R90 per person for a return trip for the birthday month of October. 

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These furry little creatures can do with some company. Interact with them in their natural habitat, on guided tours where you can expect to see a variety of the primates - ranging from the Gibbons of Asia to the lemurs of Madagascar.

Cost: Cost: R260 per adult and R130 per child aged 3 to 12. There is also a special COMBO rate for R410 per adult and R205 per child and enables you to visit two of the three sanctuaries on the premises.

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  • Strawberry picking at Polkadraai

Enjoy a batch of fresh strawberries while spending some quality time with your friends and family.

Cost: R40 - R190 depending on bucket size. There are other activities at the farm such as putt putt that help make the most out of your day.

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Fun For Free

  • Wine tasting at Wine Concepts on Kloof

Have you always had wine tasting FOMO because it is just too expensive? This CBD-based store offers wine tastings for free, you can taste some of the best wines at no cost from Monday to Sunday.

  • Surf at Muizenberg beach

Be part of the popular surfing culture and show off your skills with the rest of the community at Muizenburg beach.

  • Visit the Iziko Museums

Learn a thing or two at Cape Town's premier cultural attraction. The premises house 11 national museums, each with their unique history. Entrance is free on Fridays and commemorative days.

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