Destinations

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.


Tanagra Wine & Guest Farm

Address:
Tanagra Private Cellar, Vrolijkheid, P.O. Box 92, McGREGOR 6708
Telephone:023 625 1780
Cell/Mobile:076 112 5490
Fax No.:023 625 1847
Email Address:tanagra@tanagra-wines.co.za
Website:www.tanagra-wines.co.za


Tanagra is an idyllic wine and guest farm in the McGregor Valley that adjoins and has direct access to Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. 175 species have been listed here and include many waterfowl and species associated with Fynbos and Succulent Karoo species. Further birding hot spots like Boesmanskloof and Dassieshoek are in close proximity.


HAKUNA MATATA GAME FARM

Address:
Groot Sorgfontein farm, Greatbrak River district
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)84 800 4035
Email Address:info@hakunamatatagf.co.za
Website:www.hakunamatatagf.co.za


Hakuna Matata Game Farm is a working farm with cattle, game and nut trees and is centrally situated between George and Mosselbay, 10 min drive from Greatbrak River. We offer three fully equipped self-catering cottages. Many loop roads are available in area where water- and fynbos species can be observed. Our cottages can be used as an ideal base from which to explore many of the top bird-watching destinations of the central Garden Route region.


YAMKELA GUESTHOUSE, OUDTSHOORN

Address:
95 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn 6625
Telephone:044 272 7716
Cell/Mobile:083 359 2424
Email Address:info@yamkela.co.za
Website:www.yamkela.co.za


Our stylish and comfortable 4-star guesthouse is ideally situated in a quiet residential area, within walking distance from the centre of town and several excellent restaurants. An ideal setting for birders traveling along Route 62, with easy access to great birding hotspots and many of the special birds of the Western Cape.


KOSTAPLENTI, NATURE\'S VALLEY

Address:
265 Forest Drive, Nature's Valley
Cell/Mobile:0726281728
Email Address:pierre@kostaplenti.co.za


Kostaplenti is an upmarket house bordering the beautiful coastal forest of Nature's Valley, just 100 meters from the sea. It offers different accommodation options, as well as boasts at least 58 species of birds that have been identified in the garden or in the treetops seen from the decks. Species include Olive Bush-Shrike, Knysna Turaco, Yellow-fronted Woodland-Warbler and Knysna Woodpecker.


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. 


MOUNTAIN VIEW COTTAGE AND LODGE, SWELLENDAM

Address:
37 Drostdy Street Swellendam 6740 South Africa
Telephone:+27 (0)28 5143799
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)83 703 7986
Email Address:mountainview@telkomsa.net
Website:www.mountainviewswellendam.co.za


The Cottage and the Lodge are cosy, thatched, self-catering accommodation units which are set in our large indigenous garden. The lush, wild garden supports a wealth of birds for bird-watchers and those who just enjoy what nature has to offer. Experienced birders recently identified more than 50 species at the property during a two night stay. Swellendam is highly underrated as a bird-watching destination and the town is in close proximity to the Grootvadersbosch, Marloth and De Hoop Nature Reserves, the Bontebok National Park, the Tradouw Pass and the Overberg Wheatbelt. Mountain View serves as an ideal base from which to explore the birds of the region and further offers excellent garden birding.


THE KINGFISHER CORNER, SEDGEFIELD

Address:
36 Kingfisher Drive, Sedgefield 6573
Telephone:+27 (0)44 343 1715
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)82 440 8625
Fax No.:+27 (0)44 343 1715
Email Address:lseals@arms.co.za
Website:www.capestay.co.za/kingfishercorner/


The property has two cottages available for renting. One is beach cottagy and accommodates six, the other is more upmarket and will accommodate four. The views overlook the estuary of Swartvlei and the sea. The Kingfisher Corner serves as an ideal base from which to explore the many bird-watching delights of the central Garden Route region. 


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.


PHILLIPSKOP MOUNTAIN RESERVE

Address:
http://www.phillipskop.co.za/contact-us/directions/
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)73 621 1808
Email Address:info@phillipskop.co.za
Website:www.phillipskop.co.za


Phillipskop Mountain Reserve covers over 246ha on the southerly slopes of the Klein River Mountains just to the east of Stanford in the Western Cape. The reserve protects unique mountain fynbos. Flowers abound throughout the year and visitors are encouraged to do a guided walk. The Phillipskop Mountain Reserve is in close proximity to many of the top birding destinations along the Cape Whale Coast. The levels of avian endemism in this region are extra-ordinary making for outstanding birding. More detail available at this link: http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/overberg/advertorials.php?type=advertorial&id=27


BITOU RIVER LODGE

Address:
Off R340
PO Box 491
Plettenberg Bay 6600
Telephone:+27 (0)44 535 9577
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)82 978 6164
Email Address:info@bitou.co.za
Website:www.bitou.co.za


Watch the birds on the river from your bed; explore the wetlands by canoe; relax in a pool-side hammock or swim at Plett's nearby beaches. Enjoy hearty country breakfasts. Walk the eco-stroll & look out for otters & birds.... most of the forest and fynbos species of the region can be found in the area.


TAMODI LODGE AND STABLES, THE CRAGS

Address:
Approximately 10 km past Plettenberg Bay towards Port Elizabeth, go past the first two turnoffs to Keurboomsstrand and at the top of the hill turn right at the foot of the Vodacom cell phone tower - proceed for 1.5 km.
Telephone:+27 (0)44 5348071
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)82 551 9313
Email Address:res@tamodi.co.za
Website:www.tamodi.co.za


Tamodi Lodge and Stables overlook a beautiful indigenous forest valley and the Tsitsikamma mountains. Tamodi offers outstanding bird-watching in a peaceful setting with luxurious accommodation. Bird-watching at Tamodi is great with many forest species and waterbirds on offer. It is ideally situated to be be used as base from which to explore the top birding destinations of Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley.


HAARWEGSKLOOF RENOSTERVELD RESERVE

Address:
About 40 km north of Bredasdorp and north of De Hoop Nature Reserve. Roughly 20km from Bredasdorp along the R319 take the Baadjieskraal turn to the right. GPS: 3433'83S 2032'61E
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)82 762 2787
Email Address:bookings@overbergrenosterveld.org.za
Website:www.overbergrenosterveld.org.za/renosterveld-reserve


Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve represents the largest area of conserved lowland Renosterveld in the Western Cape and is owned by WWF-SA and managed by the Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust. There are two options for accommodation here: i) a beautiful self-catering guesthouse (3 bedrooms) converted from the farm’s old milking shed and ii) the Renosterveld Research and Visitor Centre for those on a budget. Within this unique vegetation type and surrounding farmlands, several rares and endemics can be seen, including Black Harrier (which also breeds on the reserve), Secretarybird, Denham’s Bustard, Cape Vulture, Karoo and Southern Black Korhaans, Agulhas Long-billed Lark and Blue Crane. 


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”


LAZY LEOPARD FOREST RETREAT, Knysna

Address:
Rheenendal Road, Knysna, 6570. GPS Coordinates: 33 59' 15"S 22 58' 42"E
Telephone:+27 (0)82 965 5765
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)82 965 5765
Fax No.:+27 (0)44 388 4778
Email Address:stay@lazyleopard.co.za
Website:http://www.lazyleopard.co.za/


Sitting on the balcony of our secluded cabins you're privvy to the African Crowned Eagle soaring high above the forest canopy. The Knysna Loerie hops from branch to branch foraging in the trees right by your side, then with a flash of red they soar into the valley below. Staying on the perimeter of the forest edge offers an unending expanse from which to view a wide range of birds. We have a bird list available! And all of this close to many of the top birding destinations of the Garden Route.


OU WERF FARM COTTAGE, BREDASDORP DISTRICT

Address:
Mierkraal Farm, Elim/Gansbaai Road (R43), 12kms from Bredasdorp, Western Cape
Telephone: +27 (0)28 424 2128
Cell/Mobile: +27 (0)82 318 1960
Fax No.: +27 (0)28 424 2128
Email Address: ouwerfbdp@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010111187217&fref=ts


Ou Werf is a compact and cosy little cottage on a working farm near Bredasdorp with plenty of farm character. It sits within a lovely open setting on the farm Mierkraal, which in turn lies on the rim of the Heuningberg Mountains. With beautiful views of dam and mountain from just about every angle, it is the perfect get-away for bird-watching enthusiasts. With its picturesque landscapes, this part of the Overberg is a great birding destination with endemic species such as Hottentot Buttonquail, Blue Crane, Black Harrier, Agulhas Long-billed Lark and Orange-breasted Sunbird.


THE HIDEAWAY GUEST HOUSE

Address:
10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam 6740. GPS Co-Ordinates 34 01'160S 20 27'017E
Telephone:+27 (0)28 514 3316
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)76 325 8656
Fax No.:+27 (0)86 645 9735
Email Address:info@hideawaybb.co.za
Website:www.hideawaybb.co.za


A Pin-tailed Whydah bullies other birds while sunbirds sip nectar from the roses and strelitsias by a stream of clear water and a Lanner Falcon watches nearby. At the Hideaway in Swellendam, this is normal, just relax, unwind and enjoy. It also serves as a perfect base from which to visit top bird-watching destinations in the region such as the Bontebok National Park, Grootvadersbosch and Marloth Nature Reserves, Tradouw Pass and many more.


PIESANG VALLEY LODGE, PLETTENBERG BAY

Address:
Piesang Valley Lodge, Komop Farm, Piesang Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay.
Telephone:+27 (0)44 533 6283
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)72 519 0244
Fax No.:+27 (0)44 533 6283
Email Address:info@pvl.co.za
Website:www.pvl.co.za


The Piesang Valley Lodge is an ideal base from which Plettenberg Bay region's top birds and birding destinations can be explored in a peaceful and tranquil setting. The Plettenberg Bay Country Club and Global Village are within walking distance. Top birding destinations in the region to explore include Harkerville Forest, Robberg Nature Reserve and Nature's Valley. 


BERTLEYS HOLIDAY HOUSE

Address:
11 Gannet Road, Vermont, Hermanus along the Cape Whale Coast
Cell/Mobile:+27 (0)84 011 4488
Email Address:bertleysholidayhouse@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/bertleysholidayhouse/?fref=ts


BERTLEY’S Holiday house is a beautiful large holiday house, situated close to the water’s edge and the very well known birding destination of the Vermont salt pan. It sleeps up to twelve people very comfortably in six double bedrooms of which two are en-suite. It features two big balconies with stunning mountain views and a built in braai. The fully equipped house further features a large games room. Bertley's serves as an ideal base from which to explore birding destinations such as the coastal hiking trails, Harderbaai, Fernkloof and many more.