Birding Routes

Harold Porter National Botanical Garden

The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is situated right on the R44 and allows birders easy access to Fynbos, forest and mountain associated habitats. This is casual birding at its best as a section of the garden is wheelchair-friendly.

Rooisand along the Bot River Estuary

The Rooisand Nature Reserve forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and managed by CapeNature. It is generally accepted that Rooisand is the best spot along the Cape Whale Coast to look for waders.

Vermont Salt Pan

A great diversity of birds associated with water habitats is available and in spring and early summer it is often possible to see up to forty species during an hour’s visit to the salt pan. The pan’s water level tends to drop considerably towards the end of summer and during dryer spells.