Sustainable tourism meets pop: An escape to a musical weekend in the Cederberg

2018-12-22 18:00
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Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day weekend plans to show the person in your life that you really care? Perhaps you think they'd really enjoy an intimate acoustic performances by one of South Africa's most talented and acclaimed pop hit-makers? Perhaps you think camping in the fresh air of Cederberg Wildnerness Area with it's splendid mountain views is more you and your partner's thing. 

The good news is you can do both now thanks to CapeNature and the multi-award nominated Jimmy Nevis

The Voice SA season 2 Winner, Craig Lucas as well as guitar and beatbox duo Acoustic Element have confirmed they will be performing at the intimate music gathering in the Cederberg Wilderness Area from 15 to 17 February 2019. 

Merging conservation tourism and entertainment, guests have the chance to enjoy a two-night outdoor camping experience in early 2019. Whether you're a musical fan or a nature lover (or both) there is something to be enjoyed as you spend the weekend camping alongside Jimmy and his inner circle of friends at the Algeria campsite only 200 kilometres north of Cape Town.

Here's what you need to know if you want to go: 

When: 15 - 17 February 2019

Where: Algeria campsite, Cederberg Wilderness Area

Cost: A limited edition Early Bird Group Weekend Pass for 6 people is on sale during December only for R3600. Thereafter, the Standard Group Weekend Pass for 6 people will be on sale for R4200.

More info: Tickets, location, ticket price includes conservation fees, entry to the concert space, a guided hike and so much more 

WATCH: Explore the wonders and secrets of Cederberg

But just how did this collaboration come about? 

Jimmy Nevis said “I am so excited to be a part of the CapeNature family. I did not realise my passion for conservation until a few years back. It was through hiking that I originally discovered my love for nature. I think that conservation is something we should all strive to do naturally.” 

Prior to the release of his highly anticipated third studio album, Chimera. The Cape Town born artist spent quite a lot of time in nature drawing significant inspiration from it, as part of his creative process.

“Shooting my visual album at the Kogelberg Nature Reserve was truly inspiring. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a CapeNature reserve stay whilst being creative, which allowed me to recreate those memories. The images were also quite spiritual for me as they symbolised independence and one’s true self,” shares Nevis.

jimmy nevis, cape nature, kogelberg(Photo: Jimmy Nevis in Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Brigitte Stanford)

Speaking on the initiative, Sheraaz Ismail, CapeNature’s Director for Marketing and Eco-Tourism said that the partnership is a step into a new direction; reaching people of all ages through their love for music to hone in the message of biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism.

“CapeNature is constantly looking at innovative ways of creating access for all people of the Western Cape to explore and enjoy our precious natural spaces. The camp out with Jimmy Nevis and CapeNature is exactly this, creating an intimate music experience in the wild whilst making personal connections,” added Ismail.

Those looking to enjoy this experience can book away right now as tickets are live. 

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