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The return of the mystery animal competition - in time for the holidays
Back by popular demand - our crazy critter competition is back for another run to see how good you are at recognising your very own wildlife taken from one of our field cameras. This month's competition will close on Tuesday, 31 December, so you have four whole weeks to try and guess what creature is being creative in front of the lens. And no - its not one of Santa's reindeer! The correct guess will win a special gift from our wonderful sponsors K-Way. Answers only accepted by email at
Monday, 02 December 2013 05:43

Christmas is here again

Christmas is here again
Why not do a 'one stop' holiday shop at your local Cape Union Mart where there is a new range of outdoor adventure gear to suit even the most particular nature lover. The men's Uvongo shirts are going like 'hot cakes' - with a special UV protective layer and quick dry fabric for those unexpected rain showers. There is lots to choose from, take a look at
The Cape Leopard Trust "Miles for Cats" Appeal
Are you an individual or corporate company with a surplus of Air Miles credits and no chance to use them? The Cape Leopard Trust needs your help. We have launched an exciting new project in Namaqualand that will see us working with local farmers and communities to help them work in harmony with nature and with predators while enhancing South Africa's food productivity.  Our research will include the need to capture and collar leopards, caracals (and black-backed jackals) - all elusive and wily specimens in this arid landscape. We are therefore calling on the CLT's Capture for Conservation initiative to secure the services of the best…
Monday, 25 November 2013 05:58

Get Your Paws on a Work of Art!

Get Your Paws on a Work of Art!
It's that time of year again when thoughts are turning to 2014, and what better way to celebrate the dawn of a new year than an inspirational calendar. Suitable as a great value gift and worthy of gracing any wall, we have a limited number of Cape Leopard Trust calendars that were designed by grade 4 learners from Kommetjie Primary School - who were joint winners with Muizenberg Junior School of our Cape Leopard Trust calendar competition.  The calendars have been professionally printed and bound by our proud sponsors, Bridgestone, and contain a visual feast of leopard images, a page for each…
Monday, 18 November 2013 05:59

Through the Eyes of an Intern

Through the Eyes of an Intern
My name is Suné Rossouw, I am currently a Nature Conservation student at the University of South Africa (UNISA). For the past 2 and a half months I have had the great opportunity of working with Elizabeth Martins as an intern with the Cape Leopard Trust on their environmental education camps. The quiet lifestyle of living in the Cederberg, away from the rush and noise of the concrete jungle is more exciting than it might seem. The veld hides tiny flowers and the most amazing patterns only to be found at a closer look, there is a constant rustling of…
2014 ABSA Cape Epic partners with Cape leopards
A dramatic new route will again offer participants from around the world an awesome trail that showcases the best MTB opportunities the Western Cape has to offer in what will be the eleventh edition of the Absa Cape Epic, taking place from 23 to 30 March 2014. Local and international mountain biking enthusiasts will be taken on a demanding eight day adventure of 718km, including 14 850m of climbing. For the first time The Cape Leopard Trust has been confirmed as an official associate charity for the 2014 event, which will see 1 200 cyclists traversing vast distances of virgin territory…
Capture for Conservation - Leopard Trapping in the Cederberg and Malawi
A window of opportunity presented itself in the last week of August for Quinton to arrange 6 weeks  of leopard trapping in the Cederberg and Malawi. The focus of the first 4 weeks was to trap 3 leopards in the Cederberg, followed by 2 weeks in Majete Game Reserve in Malawi where 3 collared leopards needed to be captured. Cederberg trapping with Jeff Sikich The three leopards targeted in the Cederberg were M18, a large male in the northern Cederberg, F9, a collared female in the north and F10 (Spot) a collared female in the south. Quinton called on the…
Successful September as more leopards collared in the Cederberg
The second of Cape leopard (Panthera pardus) M 18, have been caught and was collared with highly sophisticated Iridium satellite collars for research purposes in less than a month at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg, by Dr Quinton Martins and his team from The Cape Leopard Trust(CLT) and CapeNature - #Nature#Conservation #Wildlife Full story to follow.
The Cape Leopard Trust has been named as one of the selected beneficiaries for next years legendary mountain bike race the ABSA Cape Epic ( taking place from 23-30 March in the Western Cape.  In recent years the Absa Cape Epic has partnered with two local charity organisations. This time the race organisation decided to extend similar opportunities to more charity partners going forward starting from next year, which is the tenth anniversary of the race and also coincidentally the Trust. The gruelling event traverses rugged Cape leopard country and is known as the Africa untamed experience with 1200 riders cycling a…
Monday, 23 September 2013 09:20

The Cape's Winter Wonderland

The Cape's Winter Wonderland
The Cape Leopard Trust's Education Project moves from the Cederberg to Cape Town during the winter months (May -August) and busies itself with the enjoyable task of getting people into their natural surroundings.  Even though Cape winters have a bit of a reputation for being hostile our June/July holiday programme remains a popular event. The main aim of this series of hikes in the Table Mountain National Park is to expose a wide variety of young people to a side of Cape Town that is oft kept secret, one that is not often appreciated - its natural winter wonderland. Amongst the many highlights during this…

The Cape Leopard Trust Trapping Techniques

icon no trapShort overview of three trapping methods considered by the Cape Leopard Trust as safe and humane

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Latest News Updates

  • Look out for our “Leopards in the Fynbos” roadside interpretive signs

    Look out for our “Leopards in the Fynbos” roadside interpretive signs

    The Cape’s majestic sandstone mountains provide spectacular views and scenery to anyone lucky enough to be driving through them. The exquisite beauty and diversity of Fynbos plants, especially when in flower, adds some more flair and allure. Along the coastal routes there is the added chance of glimpsing a whale spouting or breaching,…
    Written on Monday, 20 April 2015 10:57
  • A Special Thank You to Supa Quick

    A Special Thank You to Supa Quick

    With a total of 34 camps booked for 2015 and just 5 of those already completed, not to mention the numerous scheduled day trips, our education bus is always working hard! At our recent 100,000 km service we were informed by the Mercedes agent that the shocks on our trusted…
    Written on Thursday, 09 April 2015 06:11

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