Garden Route – Diepwalle and Kom se Pad to Gouna route
About the Birding
The Diepwalle and Kom se Pad to Gouna route offers probably the best forest birding in the area. The route can be done in either direction but is best done starting on the Plettenberg Bay side. As the N2 leaves Knysna, turn left onto the R339 (-34.04175, 23.1050). After a few minutes you will see a large stand of mature Eucalyptus trees, these are worth scanning for Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk.
About the Birding Site
Three different bird species, a Warbler, a Woodpecker and a Turaco, all point to the town of Knysna and the diverse birding it has to offer. Wrapped around a magnificent lagoon and separated from the Indian Ocean by the dramatic Knysna Heads, it has something to offer for the whole family including the offer of pelagic birding.
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Tel: +27 (0)44 877 1197
N2/R339 junction – GPS Coordinates -34.0417, 23.1051
Time +- 5 hours