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CapeNature’s annual Access Week kicks off next week, and they are granting free access for 22 nature reserves to the public.


Western Cape, South Africa (09 September 2021) – In honour of Heritage Day and Tourism Month, CapeNature is opening its gates and providing free access to the public at 22 of its nature reserves in the Western Cape. Access Week is from 13 – 20 September 2021. This annual access week is the 7th event of its kind.

A day out in nature is always an absolute blessing; seeing the birdlife, insects, the natural environment and soaking in the sunshine is an instant mood booster!

Visitors to CapeNature will enjoy free day entry (excluding overnight stays) at the following 22 reserves across the Western Cape. These are the 22 reserves open during Access Week.


  • Groot Winterhoek,
  • Bird Island,
  • Cederberg,
  • Matjiesrivier,
  • Rocherpan.


  • Limietberg,
  • Hottentots Holland,
  • Assegaaibosch (picnic only).


  • Kogelberg,
  • Stony Point,
  • De Mond,
  • De Hoop,
  • Marloth,
  • Grootvadersbosch,
  • Walker Bay.


  • Robberg,
  • Keurbooms River,
  • Goukamma,
  • Geelkrans.


  • Swartberg,
  • Gamkaberg,
  • Anysberg.

“I encourage all South Africans to spend a day in nature and explore their natural heritage, free of charge! All health and safety protocols will be in place, including the mandatory wearing of masks.” – Dr Razeena Omar, CapeNature CEO

The following terms and conditions apply:

  • The conservation fee will be waived for visitors to any CapeNature reserve that is open to the public between 13 and 20 September 2021.
  • Free access will not apply when booking through the call centre or when making an online booking. This offer excludes accommodation bookings (normal rates and access fees apply with any accommodation booking).
  • Free access will pertain to general access (conservation fee) and hiking, mountain biking, and other day activities allowed. The waiver will NOT apply to the Whale Trail, select landowners, partners, or concessions (including canopy tours, bouldering, horse riding etc.).
  • Zero-rated permits will be given to everyone accessing the reserve during this time, as per the usual standard procedure to ensure that all access numbers and activity numbers are recorded.

Sources: Cape Nature – Press Release
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