Amathole Mountains Route – King William’s Town
About the Birding
Situated in the foothills of the Amathole Mountains, the small historic King William’s Town is renowned as one of the most accessible sites to view Cape Parrots. Up to 50 birds visit the town daily, from the nearby Stutterheim Forests, to feed on the local abundance of fruit and nuts in the town itself. The birds offer uncharacteristically good views outside of the tall yellowwood forests and are best located by listening for the loud screeching calls. Search especially in the residential areas in the east of town near the Dale College Boys’ High School.
About the Birding Site
The Amathola Mountain range consists of a series of montane forest blocks, including several State forests, the Mpofu and Fort Fordyce nature reserves, surrounding fragmented urban and rural areas and montane grassland. The forest complex runs from Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve and Katberg State Forest in the west to Kologha State Forest and Fort Cunningham in the east and includes large State-owned forest blocks such as Katberg State Forest, Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve, …
Other Related Information
King William’s Town is situated along the N2 between Grahamstown and East London. The town itself is located 58Km from East London, and 127Km from Grahamstown.
Nearby sites of interest include the:
Zwelitsha waste-water treatment pans: -32.9003, 27.4394
Dale College Boy’s High School: -32.8746, 27.4065