Illegal Wildlife Trade: Perlemoen Poaching

The theme for World Environment Day (5 June 2016) is ‘Go Wild for Life’, taking a zero tolerance approach to the illegal wildlife trade. Wildlife trade is the sale or exchange of wild animals (dead or alive) or plants to be used for food, curios, medicinal ingredients, skins or even as trophies. Legal wildlife trade is regulated, however, illegal trade has grown tremendously and is now one of the major illegal money-making trades.

Specials galore at Cape Point during SANParks Week

Free entry at the gate, wild flowers in bloom and funicular specials are just some of the reasons Cape Point visitors will want to celebrate during the 10th annual SANParks Week, which runs from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 September.

Animals of Cape Point on Instagram

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is home to dozens of species of animals, including a variety of birds, reptiles and antelopes.

Watching Whales at Cape Point

Winter may mean shorter days and colder temperatures, but it also heralds the arrival of whales to the False Bay coastline.

Dramatic Photographs from the Cape Town Fires

Over the years Cape Point has seen first-hand the hard work of the various role-players in Cape Town fire management.

Long hiking trails and overnight walks at Cape Point

Cape Point is a paradise for day visitors. Beautiful views and an array of short hikes are on offer throughout the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, and if you’re pressed for time these offer incredible returns. There are two longer hiking routes, however, that take you into the heart of Cape Point and the greater Table Mountain National Park region.

Best short walks and hikes around Cape Point

Cape Point is a hiker’s paradise, and there are a number of beautiful and manageable short walks throughout the reserve.

Cape Point’s shipwreck trails

Cape Point has an intriguing, albeit somewhat sombre, maritime history, and the shipwreck trails at Cape Point take you to the heart of the action.

15 Amazing Photos from the Cape Point Instameet

Last month we hosted a team of the country’s most talented Instagrammers at Cape Point, and we were blown away by the results. Here’s a small selection of our favourite photos posted; for the rest, check the #capepointinstameet hashtag on Instagram.

Prescribed burns at Cape Point – Where, When and Why

Wild fires in the Western Cape are a very real issue, particularly during warmer and windier summer months. Throughout cooler autumn months, however, the experienced team from South African National Parks will be undertaking prescribed burns across the greater Table Mountain National park region, including the Cape of Good Hope section.