PLATBOS (34°34'03.81”S 19°27'38.78”E) is an ancient indigenous forestsituated at the foot of Africa. Described by well-known botanist and author, Professor Eugene Moll, as a "unique South African forest jewel", this is a forest that enchants and inspires all who come to visit. The unlikely existence of this unique forest, the southernmost in Africa of it... Learn more
Bartholomeus Klip is a small hotel situated on a large wheat and sheep farm in the Riebeek Valley. It has a well-known 4 000 hectare nature reserve which conserves two rare types of fynbos and renosterveld, both lowland and mountain, thus making it an important habitat for birds as well as herds of buck such as eland, springbok and bontebok. There is an extensive seasonal wetland in the rese... Learn more
Duinepos Chalets is a retreat for bird and nature lovers. The charming chalets are situated inside the West Coast National Park, located 17 km from the Langebaan town centre. The camp is based inland amongst the natural bush and is secluded and quiet. This is why birders from all over come here for the Duinepos-experience.
The 11 bush-chic, self-catering chalets all sleep 4 to 6 peop... Learn more
The DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST (DICT) in conjunction with its tourism partners MARINE DYNAMICS and DYER ISLAND CRUISES manages a variety of conservation and community development projects, too many to describe in detail. FACES OF NEED projects with the African Penguin and the Great White Shark as focal points are well established and world reknowned – many international conservatio... Learn more
We are situated in the historical heart of old Stellenbosch. However, if you are sitting in our garden not another building is to be seen – only the huge wild fig tree, the 'Apiesdoring' and the old pomegranate tree. The guest house is within safe walking distance of many famous restaurants.
Caledon Villa reflects the old days when villas were built to remain intact fo... Learn more
Lambert's Bay is a small fishing town some 280 kilometres north of Cape Town and is often referred to as 'the Diamond of the West Coast' due to its white beaches, prolific birdlife and crayfish. It is a paradise for bird-watchers and seafood lovers alike and also represents an ideal stop-over point for birders travelling between Cape Town and Namibia or the Kgalagadi Transfrontie... Learn more
Colts Villa Apartments offer luxury, 4 star graded self-catering apartments in Milnerton in close proximity to many of the top bird-watching destinations in Cape Town. It is situated in a secure estate on the edge of a protected "fynbos" reserve, the Tuscan Villa overlooks a thoroughbred racehorse training facility and enjoys picture-perfect views of Table Mountain from virtually e... Learn more
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Jaen-Marié Marais of Mount Ceder recently photographed Cinnamon-breasted Warblers on the farm
Mount Ceder is found on the main route through the Cederberg Mountain range and represents a perfect weekend and holiday destination. It offers visitors a host of exciting accommodation options and a diversity of outdoor activities to choose from. The valley is surrounded by rugged and arrestingly dramatic mountains, with majestic views and amazing spring flowers, particularly during August ... Learn more
The Swellendam area in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is highly underrated as a bird-watching destination. The town is in close proximity to the Grootvadersbosch, Marloth and De Hoop nature reserves, all managed by CapeNature, the Bontebok National Park and the Tradouw pass. These reserves host a diversity of habitat... Learn more
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Twenty Tygerberg Bird Club members visited Rhodene Farm Cottages. Read report here: http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/winelands/news/2264/tygerberg_bird_club_at_rhodene_cottages_outside_ceres
Rhodene Farm Cottages are situated close to Prince Alfred’s Hamlet in the Ceres district. We offer nine luxury self-catering cottages and one farm house on a working fruit farm, 9km from Ceres, overlooking the fertile Ceres valley and situated at the foot of the magnificent Skurweberg Mountains. Our cottages are fully equipped with under-floor heating and/ or fireplace for cold winters... Learn more
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Wow! This looks like a wonderful birding destination to be investigated by bird-watchers visiting the Swellendam and Malgas region.
Tides River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Breede River, just outside the village of Malgas, some two and a half hours from Cape Town and half an hour from Swellendam.
We offer a selection of self-catering accommodation options, from cosy two sleepers to lodges that accommodate nine individuals. Bedrooms have queen and/or single beds. All options feature river views, verandah... Learn more
The Piesang Valley Lodge is set in fifteen acres of lush vegetation and borders on the Plettenberg Bay Golf and Country Club. It is owner run and in close proximity to beaches and the town centre. It features six comfortable log cabin style bedrooms with its own entrances, private balconies and offers breathtaking views across the valley and on to the Indian Ocean. Each room is well appointe... Learn more
Aire Del Mar is ideally situated for bird-viewing, situated in the Overberg coastal region, which is internationally renowned as a tourist destination. We offer you friendly personal service and quality accommodation in 5 Spacious luxury rooms, all with en-suite bath rooms and balconies from which you have a spectacular unspoilt panoramic view over the bay of Dyer Island - from Danger Point ... Learn more
Situated in the Koue Bokkeveld, high above the Ceres Valley, Gys se Huis is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town. This historic building, situated in the heart of a working farm, surrounded by old oak trees and lush lawns, is both spacious and comfortable. As a beautifully decorated self-catering guesthouse, with a modern country feel, it comes fully furnished. Boasting ample sl... Learn more
Birdsong, Hermanus sits nestled in a grove of Milkwood trees, overlooking the Vermont Saltpan, a very well known bird sanctuary. The four bedroom, three bathroom house is fully equipped for eight people. The house has a fully-equipped kitchen, and a spacious dining and lounge area with TV, DSTV and DVD Player. The living area has a wood-burning stove which warms the house while creating a co... Learn more
Gondwana Private Game Reserve provides an authentic African Safari Experience less than a four-hour drive from Cape Town along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. The 11,000-hectare (26,000 acre) Private Game Park offers a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free Safari Holiday destination with free-roaming Big 5 Safari Animals. Herds of wildlife including eland, giraffe, hippo, gemsbok,... Learn more
Many birders drive through The Crags between top birding destinations at Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley being totally unaware of the great birding potential here. Redford House represents an ideal destination from which to explore the birding delights of the region. It forms part of the Redford Conservancy which is made up of properties in The Crags north of the N2. It is reached of... Learn more
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BirdLife Overberg members are currently putting together a long-weekend visit to Rietfontein (probably during May 2018).
Rietfontein Self Catering Accommodation in the Ladismith district in the Klein Karoo hosts 5 fully furnished, self catering cottages nestled against the Touwsberg Mountains. This is midway between Barrydale and Ladismith, just off Route 62 and represents an ideal stop-over for bird-watchers not wanting to travel between Cape Town and the Garden Route along the N2 highway. The tranquility of ... Learn more
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Members of BirdLife Overberg are currently putting together a midweek visit to Gourikwa, probably during September 2018
GOURIKWA RESERVE – A gem in the Garden Route’s Crown
At Gourikwa Reserve it’s pretty common to have Mother Nature knocking at your door! We have 5km of privately owned, unspoilt coastline all to ourselves! You will see the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra and Eland grazing amid 2000ha of pristine fynbos, indigenous fauna and flora and breath-taking ocean views. Our un... Learn more
Penhill Toontjiesrivier is a very special guest farm in the Nuy Valley midway between Worcester and Robertson in the foothills of the Langeberg mountains. It is a self-catering establishment that features five cottages sleeping a total of 24 people. The Manor House has four bedrooms that sleep eight people, and each of the other cottages sleep four people. The units allow magnificent views o... Learn more