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Bird Watching


About 350 bird species can be seen in the Western Cape, making this region a hotspot for birdwatchers from all over the world. Fynbos endemics include Cape Siskin, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird, Cape Rockjumper, Protea Canary, Victorin's Warbler and Hottentot Buttonquail.

Birdwatching can be incorporated in any of the guided nature walks, any of the other trips described in this website, or as exclusive birding trips to sites such as the following:

  • Rondevlei Nature Reserve
  • Strandfontein Waste Water Treatment Works
  • West Coast National Park
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
  • Paarl Bird Sanctuary and Mountain Reserve
  • Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden
  • An Overberg meander
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Eco-Information on the Western Cape, South Africa.
Fynbos hosts 8 600 plant species, of which 5 800 are endemic, meaning that they do not occur naturally anywhere else in the world. Many of these species are rare and endangered.

Compare this with the United Kingdom, 3,5 times the size of the Cape Floral Kingdom, hosting only 1 500 plant species of which only 20 are endemic.