The Sundays River Estuary lies on the outskirts of the town of Colchester and within 3kms from the entrance to the Matyholweni Camp of the Addo Elephant National Park. The impressive Alexandria Dune Fields border the estuary mouth that flows into Algoa Bay. Little, Damara and Caspian Terns patrol the estuary and at low tide large flocks of waders feed on the exposed invertebrate rich mudflats.
Wading bird species that may be viewed includes Terek Sandpiper, Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Sanderling, Greenshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Ruff, Grey and Ringed Plovers and Whimbrels. Greater Flamingoes and Great White Pelicans also arrive on occasion. The riparian thickets that line the riverbanks are alive with birds including Southern Tchagra, Olive Thrush and Amethyst and Greater Double-Collared Sunbirds. Osprey and African Fish Eagles are also regular visitors.
1 of 7: Greater Flamingoes feeding in the estuary of the Sundays River.
2 of 7: Water Dikkop.
3 of 7: Common Tern hunting.
4 of 7: Sundays River Estuary signage.
5 of 7: Terek Sandpipier.
6 of 7: Sundays River and dunes.
7 of 7: Little Tern.