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Cape Rock Jumper | Rooiels
The gate at the entrance to the birding area | Rooiels| ©ArnePurves
A view of the birding area at Rooiels | Arne Purves
Cape Rock Jumper | Rooiels
Cape Rock Jumper | Rooiels
Cape Rock Jumper | Rooiels

Rooiels is a top birding destination to see the endemic Cape Rockjumper.

The scenic seaside hamlet of Rooiels is an hours drive from Cape Town. The drive itself offers spectacular views of False Bay and of the Hottentots-Holland Mountains.


Best Time to Photograph
Early to mid mornings
Type of Photography
Bird Photography
Best Time of Year
All year round
Photographic Tips
Make your way slowly down the road, scanning the slopes above you.


Site Highlights
Rooiels is a top photodestination for the endemic Cape Rockjumper


Closest Town
Getting There
Take the R44 (Clarens drive) from Gordons Bay to Rooiels. Just ove the Rooiels river bridge, turn right into Porter Drive. Drive a short distance along the gravel until you reach a gate. Park and walk from here down the gravel road.



Arne Purves
Author: Arne PurvesWebsite: http://www.arnepurves.co.zaEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.