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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.
Small pockets of Afro-Montane forest occur on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain above the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. One of the earliest references to these were made in Jan van Riebeeck's journal on Sunday, 9 June 1652, when the forests on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain were discovered.

The demand by the early settlers for wood for building the first fort, houses, a jetty, wagon making, ships, bridges, firewood, etc. eventually reduced the forests to the remnants that we have today.