Baviaanskloof – Yellowwoods Nature Reserve
About the Birding
The ancient Yellowwood and White Stinkwood Forest within the Yellowwoods Nature Reserve is home to a variety of forest species. Most targets can be found within a few hours and visits to the Yellowwoods Nature Reserve are best combined with other sites nearby. The best approach to explore this small reserve is to park near the entrance and to follow the small stream through the picnic site towards the mountains as far as you can go.
About the Birding Site
The Kouga–Baviaanskloof Complex encompasses large areas of mountainous terrain in the western part of the Eastern Cape, covering approximately 172 000 hectares in total. The Kouga and Baviaanskloof ranges are about 120 km long and run parallel to one another from Uniondale in the west to Patensie in the east. The Baviaanskloof Valley, which separates the two ranges, lies about 40 km due north of the coastline. To the south, the Langkloof Valley and Tsitsikamma Mountains lie between these ranges and the coast.
Other Related Information
Take the R331 off-ramp from the N2 shortly after passing the Van Stadens Bridge and travel inland towards Loerie/Hankey/Patensie. About 25km from this intersection, turn to the right along the Klein River Road. After passing the Hankey Golf Course, the turn into the picnic area will be visible on the left.
The nearest towns are:
Jeffrey’s Bay: 41Km
Port Elizabeth: 74Km