Birding

The Steenkampsberg provides large areas of almost perfect habitat to a varied range of bird-life. The unique micro-climate of the area makes this home to some species not seen elsewhere on the Highveld. Over 150 bird species have been recorded in the area, including recent immigrants introduced by man’s intervention – plantations, trout dams, fields and gardens. Waterbirds account for a large portion of the bird population, including herons, rails crakes, egyptian geese, spurwing geese, kingfishers, coots, sacred ibis and whiskered terns. The wetlands are home to all 3 species of crane found in South Africa – all of them on the endangered list. The birds of the open grassland include larks, pipits, cisticolas, finches, bustards, cranes, bald ibis and francolin. Birds of prey most often seen in the area include steppe- and jackal buzzards, snake eagles, long-crested eagles, fish eagles and secretary birds.

1

Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre

Tel: 082 899 4108

Catch a flying display with the birds of prey, guided by a professional falconer. Opening Hours: 09h00 – 16h00
Demonstrations: 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. (Weather Permitting)
R60 per Adult / Children R25 / Pensioners / R50

2

Verloeren Valei Reserve

Breeding retreat of the endangered Wattled Crane and other rare species. Group outings by prior arrangement.