About Blue Swallow Natural Heritage Site

Blue Swallows, {Hirundo atrocaerulea}, can be found within the gorgeous confines of this small Heritage Site. In fact, this is the country’s third-largest breeding population, which inhabit just over 460 hectares of pristine South African grassland just outside the village of Kaapse Hoop (Cape Hope).

The countryside, which is situated just south-west of Nelspruit, is characterised by rolling hills decked with sour grassland, littered by small ponds and other bodies of water. Fynbos, endemic to South Africa, is scattered around this magnificent countryside to create the perfect vista. In addition, there are forests lining the rivers and valleys. The forests are home to a number of indigenous trees as well as a few tropical species. These provide the ideal habitat for the beautiful Blue Swallows for which the area is known.

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WhereBlue Swallow Natural Heritage Site, Kaapsehoop near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

WhenEnos and Justice are the local Bird Guides for the Kaapsehoop area which includes the Blue Swallow Natural Heritage Site. If you are interested in visiting the area and seeing Blue Swallows and the many other birds, then please book their services as guides by contacting Rudi du Plessis on the numbers below. Booking is essential.

How muchPrices on request.

TelephoneRudi du Plessis on +27 (0)82 601-5455 or +27 (0)13 734-4580.

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