Greater Mossel Bay – Gondwana Game Reserve

About the Birding

Gondwana Game Reserve (-34.081, 21.911) – is situated north of the R327 that runs from the N2 towards Herbertsdale. Gondwana Game Reserve provides pristine fynbos habitat and birding in the reserve and immediate surrounding area can yield Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Clapper Lark, Victorin’s Warbler, Red-necked Spurfowl and in the summer Amur Falcons.

Special note should be made with regards to Gondwana Game Reserve, although the access road running through the reserve is open public road, stopping along this road is not allowed and the Anti-poaching unit of the Gondwana Game Reserve will quickly come to escort you out of the reserve.

Key species:

Black Harrier, Grey-winged Francolin, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark, Victorin’s Warbler, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Rockjumper, Knysna Warbler, Knysna Woodpecker

About the Birding Site

The Greater Mossel Bay is situated on the far western half of the Garden Route. The various habitats within the greater Mossel Bay area makes for a rich birding experience. The aforementioned habitats include Coastal waters, Estuaries & Freshwater bodies, Farmlands & Agulhas plains, Forest & Forest edge, and Fynbos.

Key species:

Black Harrier, Grey-winged Francolin, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark, Victorin’s Warbler, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Rockjumper, Knysna Warbler, Knysna Woodpecker

Other Related Information

Recommended accommodation nearby:
There is a good variety of accommodation available in the Greater Mossel Bay area.

Local guide information:
No BirdLife South Africa Birder Friendly tour operators in the area.
Rudi Minnie
Cell: +27 (0)72 837 0242
Email: rudi.minnie@gmail.com

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Text prepared by:
Rudi Minnie

Key species:

Black Harrier, Grey-winged Francolin, Agulhas Long-billed Lark, Cape Clapper Lark, Victorin’s Warbler, Cape Sugarbird, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Cape Rockjumper, Knysna Warbler, Knysna Woodpecker

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