Cape Peninsula Coastal & Wetland Habitats

Cape Peninsula Coastal & Wetland Habitats

Birding along the Cape Peninsula Coast & Wetland Habitats

A day birding in the Cape Peninsula, covering a variety of bird species and spectacular landscapes. Our day starts with an early morning call at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for some Fynbos birds i.e., 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 north of Cape Town calling on an estuary, wetlands, rocky shores, coastal scrub, farmlands and if time permits, Strandfontein Waste Water Treatment Plant with the opportunity to see Flamingos, Ducks, Waders and other marsh-loving species.  

This route presents visitors with a good selection of birds and habitats on a day’s birding on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Experience magical views of Table Mountain from Blaauwberg, a drive through the Durbanville Hills, Olive groves and the Winelands of Paarl.

  • Mountain Fynbos for viewing Sugarbirds, Sunbirds and Raptors
  • Estuarine mudflats and floodplains for viewing Terns and Gulls
  • Coastal rocks and beaches for viewing Cormorants, Waders, and Oystercatchers
  • Coastal Fynbos and Strandveld for viewing the Canaries, Doves, and Robins
  • Wheatlands and Winelands for viewing Cranes, Larks, and Chats
  • Sewerage pans for viewing Flamingoes, Ducks, and Herons