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.
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is home to dozens of species of animals, including a variety of birds, reptiles and antelopes.
Winter may mean shorter days and colder temperatures, but it also heralds the arrival of whales to the False Bay coastline.
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.
Cape Point is a hiker’s paradise, and there are a number of beautiful and manageable short walks throughout the reserve.
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.
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.
It’s not hard to fall in love with Cape Town – just ask readers of the New York Times, TripAdvisor and the Telegraph, who’ve consistently rated it as one of the best holiday destinations in the world. And now we’re gunning for a new accolade that will position the city as both loveable and sustainable.