Birdwatching in Tsitsikamma

Birding in or near Tsitsikamma, Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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Birding Tsitsikamma

Where? Tsitsikamma Forest, Tsitsikamma

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Tsitsikamma, in Eastern Cape

Birdwatching in Tsitsikamma

Tsitsikamma, situated along the exquisite Garden Route, is a haven for birdlife. It is the ideal getaway for nature-lovers, particularly those that love looking out for some of the most beautiful avian species soaring above or nesting in the dense forests all around. Some of the most common species to be found in this area include:

• The Yellowbilled Kite – a large bird of prey with a forked tail, this bird is known for its midflight acrobatic twists and turns. It is often seen close to human communities.

• The Marico Sunbird – males have a black belly and a magnificently iridescent purple band, with a green-blue head and back. Females are dull khaki brown with light-coloured streaks on their undersides.

• The Rameron Pigeon – this is the largest dove in the region and is characterised by its yellow bill and the bare skin around their eyes and on their legs. It favours evergreen forests.

• The Knysna Loerie – known for its spectacular colours, this bird is bright green with beautiful “eye make-up”. It has a long tail and a prominent crest. When it flies, the bright red on the underside of its wings flashes impressively.

• The Barn Owl – the characteristic heart shape of this owl’s face makes it particularly rewarding to spot. It is most active in the early morning and evening, and can often be found in areas frequented by humans.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Tsitsikamma

Mountain Breeze Log Cabins

Self Catering

Mountain Breeze Log Cabins

Mountain Breeze Log Cabins offers guests a relaxing holiday destination in self catering units on a working protea farm ... more

Storms River Guest Lodge

Guest House

Storms River Guest Lodge

Storms River Guest Lodge is located in the peaceful village of Storms River, in the heart of the Tsitsikamma. The Lodge ... more

Tsitsikamma Village Inn


Tsitsikamma Village Inn

On the edge of the Storms River Village, nestled in the Tsitsikamma, lies the Inn. As you enter the shady walkway, you ... more

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