Youth Day is a day in which South Africans honour the youth who were ambushed by the apartheid regime police in Soweto on 16 June 1976. One of the most iconic photos from that day is that of Mbuyisa Makhubu holding Hector Pieterson in his arms, alongside Antoinette Pieterson.
Cape Nature in its' bid to commemorate this day while protecting South African nature is offering free entry to adults below the age of 35 into their reserve. Cape Nature is a public institution with the statutory responsibility for biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape. All you'll need to gain access is a legal identity document that stipulates your age and proves you are below 35. The terms of conditions of entry are as follows:
1. Typical rates and access fees still apply for any accommodation booked on the internet or via phone.
2. Free access is not for the whole reserve but will only apply to certain parts and activities within the reserve including hiking, mountain biking and picnicking Free entry does not apply to Whale Trail and activities like canopy tours, bouldering and horse riding.
3. Free access will only be during normal reserve hours.
4. This promotion is completely limited to Youth Day and will not stretch to the 17th of June.
If you didn't have any plans for the day then there you go! Have a splendid Youth Day, South Africa!