Destinations

BIRDSONG IN VERMONT, HERMANUS

Address:
19 Soutpan Close, Vermont, Hermanus 7201 South Africa
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0) 72 551 4232
Fax No.:+27 (0) 21 461 4844
Email Address:birdsong.hermanus@gmail.com


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. Birdsong is any birder's delight. There is a great diversity of waterbirds here and it is often possible to see up to thirty species from the patio. The large grove of Milkwood trees on the Birdsong property bring a different suite of birds into play. Birdsong serves as an ideal base from which to investigate many of the top birding destinations along the Cape Whale Coast.


GONDWANA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Address:
From the N2 highway take a left turn at ( R327) the Herbertsdale / Mossdustria road just before the Petroport and Engen One-Stop outside Mosselbay. NOTE Do not turn at the first Herbertsdale turn off the N2, wait until R327!! Travel on this road for 14.
Telephone:+27 (0) 21 555 0807
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0) 74 582 4861
Fax No.:+086 574 1783
Email Address:Reservations@gondwanagr.co.za
Website:www.gondwanagr.co.za


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. The array of vegetation types allows for a variety of bird species. Gondwana also serves as an ideal base from which to explore the birding delights in the surrounding areas. The Herbertsdale road, Langvlei and Voëlvlei, the Wilderness National Park and many more offer top class birding. 


MOUNT CEDER CEDERBERG GUEST COTTAGES

Address:
Mount Ceder, P.O. Box 81, Koue Bokkeveld 6836 GPS: 32 38'58"S 19 24'31"E
Telephone:+27 (0) 23 3170848
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0) 23 004 0848
Fax No.:+27 (0) 86 5809343
Email Address:info@mountceder.co.za
Website:www.mountceder.co.za


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. Most importantly Mount Ceder is any bird-watcher's delight. The vegetation is dominated by Karoo scrub, even though agricultural lands and the rugged mountain scenery with lots of water host a great diversity of bird species – well over 100 species have been recorded. This is one of the closest regions to Cape Town where arid Karoo species may be found. Mount Ceder further serves as a perfect base from which to explore the birding delights of the Cederberg Wilderness, the Swartruggens road (with the Katbakkies picnic site) and of course the Tankwa Karoo.


PUMULA LODGE

Address:
7 Lindsay st,
Hunters Home,
KNYSNA
Telephone:+27 (0)44 3841193
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)82 5697856
Fax No.:+27 (0)86 553 8292
Email Address:info@pumulalodge.co.za
Website:www.pumulalodge.co.za


Pumula Lodge is centrally situated for easy access to various birding habitats. The owners are enthusiastic birders and can help guests plan various excursions. The Lodge's garden makes for excellent birding from the comfort of a chair. Birding opportunities are outstanding and in close proximity to some of the top birding destinations along the Garden Route.


CALEDON VILLA GUEST HOUSE, STELLENBOSCH

Address:
7 Neethling Street, Stellenbosch 7600 - South-Africa GPS : E 18 51.975 S 33 56.251
Telephone:+27 (0) 21 883 8912
Email Address:info@caledonvilla.co.za
Website:www.caledonvilla.co.za


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. The guest house is within safe walking distance of many famous restaurants and the Botanical Garden is only 150 yards away. Modern luxuries in the rooms, lounges and breakfast room do however meaningfully integrate the historical with the modern. Caledon Villa serves as an ideal base from which to explore the top birding destinations of the region and further offers excellent garden birding.


RHODENE FARM COTTAGES, CERES DISTRICT

Address:
Rhodene Farm, Cascade Divisional Road, Prince Alfreds Hamlet, 9kms from Ceres, Western Cape
Telephone:+27 (0)23 313 3607
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)83 270 3086
Fax No.:+27 (0)86 502 3464
Email Address:cottages@rhodene.co.za
Website:www.rhodene.co.za


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, TV with DSTV, fully equipped kitchen, braai facilities & outside verandah, bedding & towels. Birding can be done from your cottage, around the orchards, at the farm dam and in the mountain.You can also relax at your cottage or do hiking, biking, bass fishing, walking, star gazing and swimming on the farm. 


BLACK OYSTERCATCHER WINE ESTATE AND ACCOMMODATION

Address:
Moddervlei Farm, along the R 317, Bredasdorp district
GPS: 34 37′ 580″ S 19 49′ 399″ E
Telephone:+27 (0) 28 482 1618
Email Address: stay@blackoystercatcher.co.za
Website:www.blackoystercatcher.co.za


The perfect country getaway. The four comfortable self-catering Cottages allow us to share our joy of living in the Overberg. The cottages overlook the Nuwejaars River and biodiversity-rich Agulhas Plain. Visit the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant for a fresh dining experience. We are in close proximity to top birding destinations such as the Agulhas National Park, De Hoop and De Mond Nature Reserves and many more – the best of Overberg birding.


COLTS VILLA APARTMENTS, MILNERTON, CAPE TOWN

Address:
17 COLTS, STABLEYARD, ROYAL ASCOT, MILNERTON, CAPE TOWN 33 51' 23.2S 18 30' 46.8E
Telephone:+27 (0)83 460 3881
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)73 147 6892
Email Address:apheath@discoverymail.co.za
Website:www.westerncapebirding.co.za/peninsula/routes.php


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. This Tuscan Villa overlooks a thoroughbred racehorse training facility and enjoys picture-perfect views of Table Mountain from virtually every room. The indigenous garden adds further quality as it is linked to a fynbos reserve. 


KAROO VIEW COTTAGES * * * *

Address:
Karoo View Cottages, Magrieta Prinsloo Road, Prince Albert, Central Karoo
GPS: 33° 13' 0860”S 22° 01' 2609”E
Telephone:+27 (0) 23 541 1929
Email Address:Julie@karooview.co.za
Website:www.karooview.co.za


We would like to welcome you to our luxurious self-catering accommodation with B & B health supplies, married with all your “home from home" comforts of air-conditioners, log fireplaces, plunge pools, braai areas, safe off street parking, daily servicing, overlooking village of Prince Albert 350m away & adjacent to the Robert Gordon Koppie, with magnificent views of the Swartberg. Bird-watching here is simply exceptional and the Swartberg Pass is in close proximity - Karoo birding at its best.  Are you dreaming of wide open vistas with spectacular views, birding, nature, peace, tranquility, sun rises, sun sets & clear starry nights? If so Julie & Richard would like to invite you to share & experience their true Karoo haven, Karoo View Cottages in the heart of the Karoo. “The Name says it all”


FYNBOS ESTATE, Joubertskloof, Paardeberg, Malmesbury district

Address:
Joubertskloof, Paardeberg, Malmesbury. GPS Co-Ordinates: -33.558180, 18.784753
Telephone:+27 (0)22 487 11 53
Fax No.:+27 (0) 86 611 5125
Email Address:info@fynbosestate.co.za
Website:www.fynbosestate.co.za


Set in a beautiful and tranquil kloof of the Paardeberg, Fynbos Estate is a wine farm and mountain nature reserve just an hour from Cape Town. With beautiful old buildings, lovely gardens, various walks and spectacular views, Fynbos Estate has come to be a favourite amongst local and overseas guests with a love of nature and countryside, comfortable yet simple accommodation, and fine quality food and wine. And not only does it have itself a lively population of birds, but is situated a stone’s throw away from all the best-known Cape West Coast, Swartland and Cape Winelands birding routes. The Paardeberg is well known for its Black Harriers, European Bee-eaters and Verreaux's Eagles.

PLATBOS FOREST, GANSBAAI DISTRICT

Address:
Uilenkraals Valley, Gansbaai district: Directions can be obtained from info@platbos.co.za GPS Co-ordinates: 3434'03.81S 1927'38.78E
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)82 4110448
Email Address:info@platbos.co.za
Website:www.platbos.co.za


PLATBOS (34°34'03.81”S 19°27'38.78”E) is an ancient indigenous forest situated 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. To crown it all Platbos has recently received official Contract Nature Reserve status from CapeNature. Bird-watching at Platbos is simply supurb. Forest associated species are the main attraction with “Western Cape specials” such as OLIVE BUSH-SHRIKE, BLUE-MANTLED CRESTED-FLYCATCHER, TAMBOURINE DOVE and BUFF-SPOTTED FLUFFTAIL being just a few of the species found regularly. To this should be added that Platbos is in close proximity to other top birding destinations of the Overstrand such as Witkrans, the Uilenkraals Estuary, Dyer Island, the Danger Point peninsula and many more. Platbos offers exclusive accommodation units set beneath the forest canopy and the forest trail is open to day visitors.