Montagu, Western Cape

Leiwater Dam Birding

Bird Sanctuaries / Birding / Dams & Vleis in or near Montagu, Breede River Valley in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in MontaguLeiwater Dam Birding

Bird Sanctuaries Birding Dams & Vleis Breede River Valley Route 62

Where? Located in the centre of town, Montagu, Breede River Valley, Western Cape

When? Open daily.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Montagu, in Western Cape

The Leiwater Dam in Montagu is a bird-loverís paradise, an avian enthusiastís delight. As such, it is one of the areaís most popular and spectacular tourist destinations, luring visitors from all over the world to come and immerse themselves in the gorgeous scenery and abundance of birdlife.

There is an array of indigenous bird species at the Leiwater Dam, which is situated in the very centre of the little town of Montagu. As a result, nature photographers are known to relish the many opportunities that they have here. There are 18 species that are known to use this area as their breeding ground. These include herons, shrikes, weavers and the Sacred Ibis.

The bird hide was built and paid for by the local community, and showcases the avian species here off to perfection.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Montagu

Blue Mountain Lodge

Blue Mountain Lodge

Blue Mountain Lodge offers comfortable backpacker accommodation in Montagu. This is a great place to stop over for the ... more

Little Gem

Self Catering

Little Gem

Little Gem boasts comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting in Montagu. Choose from either our two self catering ... more

The Vineyard Country House

Guest House

The Vineyard Country House

Set on a working grape and apricot small-holding on historic Long Street in Montagu, within walking distance of ... more

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