Free State National Botanical Garden
About the Birding
Over 150 birds have been recorded in the Free State National Botanical Garden. Common species include African Red-eyed Bulbul, Malachite Sunbird, Karoo Thrush, Orange River White-eye and White-bellied Sunbird. The dam in the Garden provides important refuge for aquatic birds such as the Little Grebe, African Darter, cormorants, herons and ducks.
About the Birding Site
The Free State National Botanical Gardens (FSNBG) represent one of South Africa’s botanical gardens managed under the auspices of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), with the primary aim to conserve a unique habitat, cultivate indigenous plant species and foster an appreciation for indigenous plant life amongst the general public.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
The Gardens are situated on the northern outskirts of Bloemfontein and are accessed via Rayton Road; directions are well signposted.
GPS Coordinates: -29.052970, 26.211780Directions to the garden and Free State National Botanical Garden’s map can be downloaded here: