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Recently a team from the SABC visited the Cederberg to film episodes of their youth adventure series 'Roughing it Out'. Catch The Cape Leopard Trust team in action on Saturday 8 and Saturday 15 February at 09h30 on SABC2.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 07:10

Mystery animal for Valentine's month

Mystery animal for Valentine's month
For all you Romeo's and Juliet's out there - this animal certainly appears to be bushy tailed - and hopefully bright eyed too. Can you identify the mystery creature caught on the cat walk cam strutting his or her stuff in the month of love? The lucky winner will receive a prize from our special sponsors K-Way. Email entries to
Friday, 24 January 2014 02:06

Kargo Cycling Team supports Cape leopards

Kargo Cycling Team supports Cape leopards
The Cape Leopard Trust is proud to announce that cyclists from the Kargo MTB Cycling team will be riding the 2014 ABSA Cape Epic in support of The Cape Leopard Trust. Kargo is increasingly being recognised as potentially one of the world's elite MTB teams and in 2014 they hope to be the first South African mountain biking outfit to be registered with the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a cross country MTB Trade Team. This will be the start of a remarkable journey for South African Shaun Peschl and mountain biking for Africa. Keep an eye out for more…
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 15:11

January's photo moment

January's photo moment
As we all settle into 2014, and after last month's extremely easy 'Mystery Animal' - the honey badger - we thought perhaps a little new year challenge would be just the thing. The question is - can you recognise the rear of this month's crazy critter captured by our catwalk cam? The first person to guess correctly will receive a special gift from our sponsors K-Way. Please send your entry to
Thursday, 19 December 2013 14:00

Festive wishes from The Cape Leopard Trust

We would like to wish all of our followers a wonderful happy and safe end of year celebration. Thank you for your ongoing support in 2013, and we look forward to sharing our exciting developments with you again as the new year unfolds. Please note that our administration office will be closed from Friday, 20 December until Wednesday, 8 January.
Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:58

A special Thank You from The Cape Leopard Trust

A special Thank You from The Cape Leopard Trust
The Cape Leopard Trust would like to than Toni and Lee at The Backpack and Judi and her team at Abbey Manor for making sure there was a room at the inn for our two Canadian researchers, Bogdan and Kristine while they were visiting Cape Town recently. We really appreciate you opening doors for us.
Predator research in Namaqualand “hot” to get started
Predator Ecology and Co-Existence (PEACE) is a research project that has been long in the making. Bogdan Cristescu, Kristine Teichman and Quinton have been planning the project since 2011. Having recently finished graduate degrees in Canada, Bogdan and Kristine travelled to South African in May this year to help make this project a reality. Following careful consideration of potential study areas, Namaqualand region was identified as ideally suited for a large scale experiment on predator-farmer coexistence. With research permits in place and most funding secured through amazing support from the ABAX Foundation and Woolworths, the team is eager to start…
Are you still looking for that special festive gift?
The Cape Leopard Trust launches its new t-shirt range in a mix of organic and luxury cotton blends made by Element - a women's fitted tee in heather grey or black and a men's in light grey or black. Order now for the perfect gift and know that each sale contributes directly to The Cape Leopard Trust. Last date for pre-Christmas orders: Wednesday 18 December - cut off time 3pm. All packages are sent by registered post and the post office has informed us that delivery can take between 4 and 7 days. The cost is R180 each plus R20 postage.…
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 15:57

The leopards of the Yellowwood Amphitheatre

Jabulani, the first adult male leopard photographed by the Boland team in April 2010
Over the years the Du Toit’s Kloof mountain range between Paarl and Worcester has become legendary among the rock climbing community for creatures that go growl in the night… There are a few reported sightings – some from a fair distance and at least one a little too close for comfort… Instigated and spurred on by Johann Lanz, a group of climbers pooled together to buy a camera trap* to deploy along the Yellowwood Amphitheatre route. Private individuals (or groups) who deploy and service camera traps in this way make a very valuable contribution to The Cape Leopard Trust’s long-term…
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

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Latest News Updates

  • Celebrating the Riel Dancers of Wupperthal

    Celebrating the Riel Dancers of Wupperthal

    The Cape Leopard Trust would like to congratulate our partner Bushmanskloof and 'Die Nuwe Graskoue Trappers’ on their recent success at the 19th annual International Performing Arts Championships in Long Beach, California. The 17 strong Trappers team won 29 gold and silver medals in total, and the Riel band took…
    Written on Monday, 03 August 2015 09:25
  • Annual Art Competition Countdown

    Annual Art Competition Countdown

    Calling all budding young artists out there, we have but a few days remaining for you to send us your pictures to enter our annual art competition which will close promptly this coming Friday, 24 July. The theme this year is ‘Predators of the Cape’, so there are lots of…
    Written on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 08:42

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