Rooiels is a top birding destination to see the endemic Cape Rockjumper.
Zimanga Private Game Reserve is gaining a well deserved reputation for excellent wildlife and birding photographic opportunities. Situated in the northern reaches of KwaZulu Natal and within a ten-minute drive from the town of Mkuze, it is the first reserve in Africa to be specifically designed with photographers in mind.
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...
The small fishing harbor at Struisbaai offers excellent opportunities for photographers as the small-scale fishers and line-fishers land their catches of fish. In addition, the harbour is well known for the Short-tailed Sting-rays that come to feed in the shallow waters on any fish offal.
De Mond Nature Reserve is a small picturesque coastal reserve that lies almost halfway between Arniston and Struisbaai. The Heuningness River widens here before entering the sea, forming a tranquil lagoon that is popular with fishermen and birdwatchers. De Mond is one of only a few important breeding locations for the Damara Tern in South Africa.
The entrance to the Karoo National Park is situated 6km south of Beaufort West on the N1. This is an extremely picturesque park is dominated by the Nuweveld Mountains that tower above the wide-open arid plains, valleys and gorges. This great change in altitudes in the park allows for a diversity of habitats that falls within the Nama Karoo...
The "Boomslang" is a tree canopy walkway up in the tree tops where you can experience the trees like the birds do. Enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and the Gardens, and over the Cape Flats to the mountains beyond.
The 12000-hectare Dronfield Nature Reserve has belonged to De Beers since 1888 and was proclaimed as a nature reserve in 2004. It is an arid-birding paradise with about 140 species having been recorded at this Important Bird Area. White-Backed Vultures nest on the reserve and across the highway at Kamfers Dam about 50 000 Lesser Flamingoes may be viewed....
Benfontein Nature Reserve is famous for its nocturnal animals that include Black-Footed Cat, Cape Fox, Bat-Eared Fox Aardwolf and Aardvark. The wide-open pan at its centre and the surrounding grasslands with camel-thorn acacias attract over 260 bird species and make it one of South Africa’s Important Bird Areas.
The 40 000-hectare Rooipoort Nature Reserve has belonged to De Beers since 1893 and is one of the oldest conservation areas in southern Africa. The arid Kimberly Thornveld that is bordered in the north by 32 kms of Orange River is home to a wide variety of bird species and 14 species of antelope.