Greater George – Garden Route Botanical Gardens
About the Birding
Whether you enter the garden at either of the two entrance gates (“A” or “G”, see map above), you will be able to walk straight up to the Main Dam, the original water reservoir for the George, built in 1811. Cape Weavers nest in the overhanging branches all along the edge of the dam. The dam has plenty of fish, and these, in turn, attract water birds such as African Darter and Reed Cormorant.
About the Birding Site
Situated along a broad coastal plain with a backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains, which overlook farmlands, wooded gorges, coastal forests, fynbos covered mountain passes and a section of the dry Klein Karoo providing a mosaic of birding habitats.
Other Related Information
Enter the Gardens at the entrance point (-33.94795, 22.4636) , marked as “A” and to use the parking area marked as “B” on the map above. There is, however, an alternative parking area and a second entrance point, marked as “G”. There are toilet facilities and a small restaurant at “C”, as marked on the map.