Bird watching in Bredasdorp
Ornithologists and avid enthusiasts alike will be thrilled at the bird watching outdoor adventures in Bredasdorp. This exquisite area of the Overberg region is rich in a variety of plant life, trees, forests and farmlands and boasts an incredible natural habitat for an array of species. As part of the many things to do in Bredasdorp, residents and visitors alike can venture into these undisturbed spaces for a truly magnificent account of rare birds, big and small, flying free.
Get ready to pack your binoculars because as part of the many outdoor adventures in Bredasdorp, you can find tailor-made tours, accommodation and opportunities aimed directly at bird watchers. Fully equipped with lists and route guides, you can see a host of your favourite species or find a new breed to add to your checklist.
The Cape Agulhas region in the Overberg is made up of several small coastal and inland towns including; Napier, Elim, Struisbaai, Agulhas and Arniston. Additionally, this area is home to several beautiful species of bird life, some of which are indigenous to the area. Bird watching in Bredasdorp in particular will bring you into close proximity of spectacular species like the Blue Crane – South Africa’s national bird. This is one of the larger species that you can find here along with the exquisite Secretary bird, both of which are most certainly a popular draw for many ornithologists and enthusiasts on an international scale.
Aside from the national bird and the bigger breeds stealing the show here in Cape Agulhas, you can find a host of other smaller species too, thanks to the abundance of fynbos, tall grass areas and forest foliage. Birds like the Karoo Scrub Robin, Cape Bunting and the Victorin’s Warbler are some of the smaller species. Furthermore, there’s even a bird that’s named after the region itself – the Agulhas Clapper Lark.
Bird watchers can put themselves right where the action is, thanks to the accommodation in Bredasdorp. You can sleep right under the stars at a campsite or choose to stay in a country house, to see if you can hear the call of your favourite species.
If you’ll stop at nothing to see beautiful birds flying free in their natural habitats, you’ll be pleased to know that Bredasdorp is approximately 186.6kms away from the Cape Town CBD – making it a road trip worth taking. The route itself is filled with opportunities to spot other birds along the way, as they glide over mountain passes and farmlands.
Travellers that are situated outside of the Mother City can simply fly into Cape Town International Airport and hire a car, hitch a ride with a friend or utilise one of the many major bus liners or independent tour operators that stop here.Read Less