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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.
The Cape Floral Kingdom is by far the smallest of the six Floral Kingdoms of the world, comprising less than 0.5% of the earth's land surface, and just under 4 % of Southern Africa's surface.

Fynbos, meaning 'fine-leafed bush', comprises 80% of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The remaining 20% are made up of Renosterveld, Succulent Karoo and Afromontane forest.