Great news for those who love camping and self-catering accommodation! CapeNature’s winter special has launched and provides discounts of up to 40% on selected holiday bookings from the 1st of May to 31st of August 2022.

The offer includes self-catering accommodation and camping facilities across the Western Cape and offers competitive pricing and an array of child-friendly activities including hiking and walking, bird watching, mountain biking, rock climbing, and even swimming.

After a day of smiles and outdoor fun, warm up next to a fireplace and get cosy for the evening at one of the self-catering cottages, perfect for kids, families and couples.

Suggested Locations

If you’re worried about the kids getting the sniffles, or you’re not up for traditional camping, try glamping in comfort and style at Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve near Swellendam, where the magical indigenous forest illuminates under the winter sky. To make things easier, glamping sites are situated only a few metres from the forest. Whilst immersing yourself in this mystical part of the Overberg, take full advantage of the multitude of winter activities the reserve has to offer.

Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve and its surrounding towns is one of the most ideal spots for family holidays, jam packed with easy going and fun activities for children like putt-putt, tennis, mountain biking, hikes, and bird watching. The covered braai areas and hot tubs at some of the cottages make this the perfect getaway spot for winter and boasts some of the Western Cape’s rarer indigenous flora species such as guarri, karee and melkbos shrubs, mountain renosterveld, sweet-thorn trees, mesmerising protea species and around 175 different bird species.

Then Gamkaberg Nature Reserve is the perfect place to enrich your family’s knowledge of South African natural and cultural history whilst relishing in some of the Cape’s most picturesque landscapes. Gamkaberg derived its name from the Khoisan “gami”, meaning lion, as the reserve was once the hunting grounds of the now extinct Cape Lion. This motivated the reserve’s conservation efforts who have played a critical role in rehabilitating numbers of the endangered Cape Mountain zebra from just five in 1974 to almost 50 today.

Rocherpan is also arguably the ultimate bird-loving destination because of its vast and open bird pan. Positioned in and amongst land, vlei, and sea, this local gem is located on the West Coast. Bird lovers can encounter up to 183 different species, of which 70 are water birds, including some of the rarest birds in the world such as the African black oystercatcher. The reserve has eight first-class cabins with all the necessary amenities.

List of All Participating Reserves:

  • Cederberg Wilderness (Algeria cottages and camping)
  • Cederberg Wilderness (Kliphuis cottages and camping)
  • Rocherpan Nature Reserve
  • Kogelberg Nature Reserve
  • Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve
  • Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
  • Marloth Nature Reserve
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve
  • Gamkaberg Nature Reserve
  • Limietberg Nature Reserve (Tweede Tol campsite)
  • Robberg Nature Reserve
  • Keurbooms Nature Reserve
  • Anysberg (campsite only)

To secure your next family holiday destination, book online or e-mail 

Excluded locations: The Whale Trail, hiker’s huts, Gamkaskloof and all self-catering accommodation at Anysberg.


Terms and Conditions:

  • The promotion will run from 01 May to 31 August 2022.
  • Book, pay and stay during the promotion period.
  • Available online and by contacting the call centre.
  • Selected self-catering and camping accommodation only.
  • The discount will only be applicable to the accommodation rate and not the conservation fee.
  • School holidays and public holidays are included in the promotion.
  • Bookings will not be carried over outside of the promotion period.
  • Should you cancel your current booking to use this discount, you will need to follow the standard cancellation policy.
  • Standard booking terms and conditions will apply.
  • All discounts and promotions are subject to availability (on a first come, first served basis)

ABOUT CapeNature

CapeNature is a public institution mandated to promote and ensure biodiversity conservation within the Western Cape. The entity manages most of the mountain catchments and reserves that supply ecosystem services to the citizens of the Western Cape. This requires good scientific data, a sound understanding of fynbos ecology and commitment to the principles of integrated biodiversity management and planning. Most of this work is in remote areas out of the public eye but has a direct bearing on the quality of life of millions of people in the province.

CapeNature Winter Special (40% Off)

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