Birding in the Cape Peninsula

Birding in the Cape PeninsulaA days birding in the Cape Peninsula, covering a variety of bird species and spectacular landscape. Our day starts with an early morning call at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for some Fynbos birds ie, Cape Sugarbird and Orange Breasted Sunbird, whilst enjoying walking through gardens. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens capture the natural Fynbos and Mountain flora and provides one with the opportunity of being in nature just outside the city.

Leaving Kirstenbosch we continue South along the Peninsula, travelling to Kommetjie for all your marine Cormorants and various waders and terns.

Enjoy the scenic Atlantic coastal road to Cape Point Nature Reserve, where a short walk takes you to the most South Westerly located Lighthouse in Africa and watch the Cape Gannets on their way to their feeding grounds, before we head the same way! A light lunch with a spectacular view is enjoyed here. On the way out of the Nature Reserve Chacma Baboons, Bontebok and Ostrich may be seen foraging next to the roadside.

A late afternoon visit to Boulders Beach, Simonstown, to see the only African Penguin (Jackass) at their breeding site. This is one of only two continent based breeding sites of the African Penguin. Strandfontein Wastewater Treatment Plant and pans, our last port of call, provides the opportunity to see Flamingoes, Ducks, Waders and other marsh loving birds.

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