Greater George – Montagu & Paardepoort Route
About the Birding
Starting in George, on the N9/N12 heading towards Oudtshoorn, take the first turn-off to the Montagu Pass (about 800 metres after the circle at the Engen Garage), GPS: -33.944348, 22.427502. You then pass the entrance to the Outeniqua Nature Reserve on your right, before heading down to the causeway bridge across the Keur River. Look out for Forest Buzzard along the first 2 kilometres of this road. Also watch for Half-Collared Kingfisher and African Black Duck at the river crossing, GPS: -33.937699, 22.421975.
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.
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