About Die Oog Bird Sanctuary

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 Bird Sanctuary is also a wet breeding area for the endangered Western Cape leopard toad. Currently a public space and belonging to the City of Cape Town, it is hoped that Die Oog will be proclaimed a formal Nature Reserve in the near future.

There are many creatures at Die Oog; apart from the birds and leopard toads, the area is also home to terrapins, tortoises and a water mongoose.

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WhereCorner of Lakewood and Midwood Avenues, Bergvliet, Cape Town

WhenEvery day during daylight hours.

How muchFree

Telephone+27 (0)21 712-1314

OvernightThe closest town is Bergvliet, in Cape Town

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