Cape Town Bird Sanctuaries

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Destinations in Cape Town


Leiwater Dam Birding

Where? Montagu
The Leiwater Dam in Montagu is a bird-lover’s paradise, an avian enthusiast’s delight. As such, it is one of the area’s most popular and spectacular tourist destinations, luring visitors from all over the ...

Eagle Encounters at Spier

Where? Stellenbosch
Founded in December 2001 by Hank and Tracy Chalmers, Eagle Encounters is a bird of prey rehabilitation, education, conservation and eco-tourism centre. As a self-funded, non-profit establishment, we rely on ...

West Coast Farm Stall

Where? Yzerfontein
For a great afternoon out and the best farm stall experience ever, get to the West Coast Farm Stall. Not only will you be blown away by the gift store but there is a beautiful bird sanctuary you can wander ...

Behind the Scenes Tour at SANCCOB

Where? Bloubergrant
The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, SANCCOB is a non-profit sea bird rehabilitation centre based in Cape Town. SANCCOB aims to conserve and protect South Africa's sea birds, ...

Edith Stephens Wetland Park

Where? Landsdowne
The Edith Stephens Park is named after botanist Edith Stephens who bought the land in 1955 and entrusted it to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and in 1999 the City of Cape Town added another 35 hectares ...

World of Birds

Where? Hout Bay
World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 ...

Watch Penguins Play

Where? Bettys Bay
Things in life aren't always black and white... except for the African Penguin. Of course things that are black and white leave little room for individuality... except for the African Penguin whose specific ...

Visit Verlorenvlei

Where? Elands Bay
Verlorenvlei is a long estuary stretching between the villages of Elands Bay and Redelinghuys, some 25 kilometres south of Lambert’s Bay. Verlorenvlei is one of the most important estuarine systems in the ...

Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary

Where? Somerset West
As home to the greatest diversity of alien bird species in the country, the province of the Western Cape is the ideal spot for the Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary is located in Somerset West, just ...

Visit Birds of Eden

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay is the world’s largest single span aviary, just a few kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route, where birds are free to fly free provides an incredible experience ...

Die Oog Bird Sanctuary

Where? Bergvliet
Die Oog Bird Sanctuary and Reserve, located in Bergvliet, is a sanctuary for ducks, herons, kingfishers and a major roosting site for cattle egret, sacred ibis, hadeda ibis and the reed cormorant. Die Oog ...

African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary

Where? Gansbaai
Gansbaai is one of the Western Cape’s little treasures; popular for a number of water activities, not least of all, the shark cage diving on offer. This is also the scenic seaside home of the African Penguin ...

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