Montagu, Western Cape

About Leiwater Dam Birding

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 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.

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WhereLocated in the centre of town, Montagu, Breede River Valley, Western Cape

WhenOpen daily.

How muchFree

OvernightThe closest town is Montagu, in Western Cape

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