CapeNature is the regulatory authority in the Western Cape for the issuing of permits for fauna, flora, hunting and CITES.
Through the Permit Office, CapeNature strives to provide administrative support which is effective, fair and efficient, and monitor compliance in terms of all relevant environmental legislation.
Download the Nature Conservation Ordinance 19 of 1974
A table containing all of the administration, licence and permit fees levied by CapeNature is available below.
The business process for the issuing of certain permit types has become decentralised following the implementation of an electronic permit system available at regional Conservation Services Offices.
This decentralisation will streamline and standardise our existing processes, rules and policies which will enhance and simplify the permit application procedure.
The following permits will now be issued at Regional Conservation Services Offices:
1. Fauna transport WITHIN the Western Cape Only:
Common species only: Eland, red hartebeest, springbok, plains zebra, kudu.
2. Damage Causing Animals:
3. Protected flora licences:
4. Endangered flora transport WITHIN the Western Cape only:
Please submit your permit applications for the above categories to your nearest Conservation Services Office for processing. Contact details can be found below.
The person who currently has the animal(s)/plant(s) in his/her possession completes/signs/counter-signs the application forms and submits it, and not the recipient.
For permit applications not in the above categories, the original procedure of applying through our Head Office still applies. Application to export and import wild animals and plants will also still be processed at Head Office.
Please CLICK HERE to view information on permit fee increases to be implemented from 1 April 2016 (a PDF document will open in a separate tab)
For a list of all of the permit administration, licence and permit fees, please click the line below (document will open in a separate tab):
Please note that applications not accompanied by a proof of payment cannot be processed. Please take note of the codes in column 2 of the PDF above. They are to be used whenever direct payments (i.e. bank deposit or internet transfer) are made.
Application deposits that do not indicate the correct code can either not be processed or will result in delays in processing an application. The correct code MUST be reflected whenever a direct deposit or internet transfer is made into the CapeNature’s bank account using the following format example (please use the correct code applicable to your application):
Reference: H018 / 800490 & Depositors Details (i.e. your full name, company etc.)
Payment may be made by depositing the relevant amount into our bank account and faxing or producing the proof of payment (i.e. stamped deposit slip, internet banking confirmation etc.) on application.
Western Cape Nature Conservation Board
Account no: 1452057117
Branch code: 145209
For enquiries please contact Cape Nature Conservation’s permit office at:
REGIONAL CONSERVATION SERVICES OFFICES CONTACT DETAILS
Barend le Roux – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 044 802 5316
Fax: 044 802 5313
Carlo van Tonder- Conservation Services officer
Tel: 044 802 5333
Fax: 044 802 5313
Theresa van der Westhuizen –Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 044 203 6300
Fax: 086 528 9806
Cell 082 5696 480
Meyer Jullies – Conservation Services Officer
Allistair Pietersen – Conservation Services Officer
Rhett Hiseman – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 028 713 2366
Cell: 082 771 9107
Fax: 086 505 2995
Leandi Wessels – Conservation Services Officer
Tel: 028 713 2366
Cell: 082 448 9116
Fax: 086 759 2935
Corne Claassen – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 023 6251 621
Fax 086 529 0631
Cell: 082 496 2449
Marthinus van Tonder – Conservation Services Officer
Wentzel Hornimann – Conservation Services Officer)
Tel: 027 219 1480
Fax: 027 219 1922
Cell: 082 455 5583
Marthinus van der Westhuizen – Conservation Services Manager
Tel 021 866 1560
Fax: 021 866 1567
Donnie Malherbe – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 022 931 2900
Fax 086 528 9705
Cell: 082 455 5569
Andrae Marais – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 028 314 0062
Fax: 028 314 1814
Bongane Sithole – Conservation Services Officer
Helene vd Westhuyzen – Conservation Services Manager
Tel: 021-955 5940
Fax : 086 528 9716
Michael Hanson – Conservation Services Officer
Yzelle Brockman – Conservation Services Officer
Nyaniso Mbashe – Conservation Services Officer
How do you want to get involved?
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