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The Definitive Guide to Activities in the Area of Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay Area, South Africa

BIRD WATCHING

The Garden Route is famous for its birds. Due to the diverse habitat in Nature's Valley, one can watch sea birds and rocky-cliff water birds such as the Cape Gannet and Rock Kestrel. The lagoon attracts estuary and freshwater birds such as the African Fish Eagle, Kingfishers, African Darter and Egyptian Goose. Along the forest paths of Nature's Valley village you can spot Hoopoes, Paradise Flycatchers, the Red-chested Cuckoo or Piet-my-vrou, and the Kysnae Loerie.

Remember, a penguin in Plett or Nature's Valley is a penguin in need. Don't leave it on the beach but cover it with a towel, pick it up gently and keep it dark, warm and dry. Call + 27 (0)44 534 8170 or + 27 (0)82 486 1515 or bring it to Tenikwa Rehabilitation Centre, Forest Hall Road, the Crags.

Bird tours and centres

  • Birds of Eden is the world's largest dome (2 hectares so larger than the UK millennium dome and the Eden Project) and spans a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary provides a better life for 3 000+ previously caged birds. Its 80 ton structure with its 1.2km of walkways, 200 seater amphitheatre, and walk-behind waterfall, is jaw dropping.
    Open from 8am to 5pm every day, Birds of Eden is about 10 km from Nature's Valley near Monkeyland. If you purchase a combo ticket you can access both Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. For further information, please visit www.birdsofeden.co.za or e-mail info@birdsofeden.co.za.
    Phone: +27 (0) 44 534 8906 Cell: +27 (0)82 979 5683

  • Bokmakierietours or call + 27 (0)82 4636 701 or + 27 (0)21-933 7352

  • For bird tours contact Bitou Bird Adventures on + 27 (0)44-535 9843 or + 27 (0)44-533 3701.

  • Radical Raptors: Non-profit Birds of Prey Rehabilitation and awareness centre that aims at community awareness, and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey. Daily flying displays at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00. Contact on + 27 (0)44 532 7537 or + 27 (0)83 382 2417.


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