CapeNature, a public institution with the responsibility for biodiversity conservation in South Africa's Western Cape, offers free access to all CapeNature Reserves open to the public from 17 - 24 September 2018. The free access fee will pertain to general access (conservation fee) and hiking, mountain biking and picnicking. The waiver will not apply to the Whale Trail or concessions (including canopy tours, bouldering, horse riding etc). Normal rates and access fees apply for any accommodation booked online or through CapeNature's call centre.
Zero (R0) rated permits needs to be given to everyone accessing the reserve during this time, as per usual standard procedure to ensure that all access numbers and activity numbers are counted. Access to Protected Areas during the CapeNature Access Week will be conducted during regular reserve hours and applies to entries at CapeNature reserve gates.