CapeNature Jimmy Nevis Camp Out
CapeNature and the award-winning South African musician Jimmy Nevis have collaborated to bring conservation tourism to the masses through music. A first of its kind two-night outdoor sleepover with one of the Cape’s coolest pop hit-makers will be held in the Cederberg Wilderness Area in 2019.
This summer, fans and nature lovers will be spoilt with an opportunity to spend a weekend camping alongside Nevis and his inner-circle of friends enjoying the mountain views and intimate acoustic performances. The camp out is set to be held at the popular Algeria campsite, 200km north of Cape Town just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend celebrations, 15 to 17 February 2019.
Nevis explains how this partnership began with the biodiversity conservation authority. “I am so excited about being part of the CapeNature family. I did not realise my passion for conservation until a few years back. It was through hiking that I originally discovered my love for nature. I think that conservation is something we should all strive to do naturally.”
The Cape Town born artist has been spending quite some time in nature in recent months and has drawn significant inspiration from it for his recent third studio album titled Chimera. Derived from Greek mythology meaning a fire-breathing creature with the head of a lion. Which has the body of a goat and the tail of a serpent.
“Shooting my visual album at the Kogelberg Nature Reserve earlier this year was truly inspiring. I was fortunate to enjoy a CapeNature reserve stay and through this creative outlet I was able to recreate those memories whilst shooting. The images were also quite spiritual for me as they symbolise independence and one's true self,” shares Nevis.
CapeNature’s Director for Marketing and Eco-Tourism, Sheraaz Ismail says this partnership is a step into a new direction; reaching people of all ages through their love of music to hone in the message of biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism.
“CapeNature is constantly looking at innovative ways of creating access for the people of the Western Cape to explore and enjoy our precious natural spaces. The camp out with Jimmy Nevis and CapeNature is exactly this, creating intimate music experiences in the wild and make personal connections.”
To secure a ticket to attend this first-of-a-kind nature session, visit Quicket online. A weekend pass will be available for groups of up to six campers per plot and is inclusive of conservation fees, entry to the concert space, a guided hike and so much more.
Standard Group Weekend Pass for 6 people: R4 200.
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.
Much of these efforts are in remote areas out of the public eye, but have a direct bearing on the quality of life of millions of people in the province.