Western Cape Birding

Birding Routes in the Western Cape, South Africa

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White-Throated Canary by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
The rugged coastline within the Agulhas National Park and at the southern tip of Africa draws thousands of people to the point where many contest that the warm Indian Ocean meets with the cold Atlantic. The visitors stand next to the plaque, showing their position right on the edge of Africa, have their photograph taken and then generally rush...
Black Harrier by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Heavy, mid-winter storms had been lashing the Western Cape with a weeks worth of howling winds, pelting rain and ice cold temperatures and I was by now more than a little grumpy of having had to stay cooped up inside for so long. With the remnants of the cold front finally passing us, it was an extremely welcome break...
African Black Oystercatcher by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
The sheer beauty of the scene in front of me took my breath away and I was totally unprepared for the incredible views and to be standing on top of the high cliffs as the incessant calling of cicadas accentuated the mid-afternoon heat. Fortunately, a gentle sea breeze cooled the otherwise hot air but was still not enough to...
Olive woodpecker by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
A light mist rose up from the Willem Apple Dam and the large Cattle Egret flock that was roosting in the reed beds looked like ghosts in the misty half-light, rising and falling as they moved position amongst the sagging reeds and in preparation for the new day. 
Knysna Turaco by wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick.jpg
Birding in the Garden Route, at the doorstep between the Western and the Eastern Cape, can be extremely rewarding and without having to expend excessive energy a huge variety of birds within their different habitats can be easily viewed at Wilderness, Natures Valley and Goukamma Nature Reserve.
Cape Sugarbird wildlife and conservation photographer Peter Chadwick
The southern tip of Africa has a lot to offer, from spectacular scenary, top birding, colorful flowers and the mystique of being at the tip of the African continent.
Cape Wagtail | West Coast National Park | ©Arne Purves
Sitting in the cool darkness of the Seeberg Hide on the Langebaan Lagoon in the West Coast National Park, I let my senses absorb all that was happening around me, with my hearing being the most acute.
Thin wisps of pink and golden dawn touched cloud contrasted against the black silhouettes of the rugged Swartberg Mountain as I drove out of Oudtshoorn on a day of adventure birding. The trip would lead me through several habitats and two rugged mountain passes. Mist rose from reed-embanked streams as Black-Headed and Grey Heron roosted in gum trees, which...
As yet another heavily laden18-wheeler rushed past me, buffeting my vehicle in its slipstream, I finally found the road-sign to the Ebb & Flow Restcamp and turned off the N2, away from life in the fast lane and onto a brick paved road, immediately dropping into the valley. Almost miraculously the rush of “normal” life disappeared to be replaced...
The southern Cape gains its fame as a well-known tourist destination, through the Garden Route and Cango Caves at Oudtshoorn. Within this strip of coastline and mountainous interior there are a wide variety of habitats, ranging from the lush coastal plains and fynbos covered mountains through to the succulent Karoo. The area is also richly endowed with rivers, which...
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