Greater Plettenberg Bay – Harkerville and Kranzhoek viewpoint
About the Birding
Access to the reserve requires a wild card or Cape Nature fee. Please note that this hike is very tough and requires good fitness, a surefooted demeanour and a well-equipped backpack with a large amount of time.
Around the parking lot lookout for Cape Siskin, Karoo Prinia and Orange-breasted Sunbird and Red-necked Spurfowl. Rock Kestrel, Cape Rock Thrush, White-necked Raven can be found at the boulder sections.
About the Birding Site
The Plettenberg Bay Region covers the area from Harkerville off the N2, then along the airport road to Robberg Nature Reserve, through the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, and then joining back on the N2 past the Sewage Treatment Plant, Riettvlei dam and road to Emily Moon and the Bitou River Valley to Uplands on the R340, as well as the Keurbooms River.
Other Related Information
Robberg Nature Reserve (-34.0998, 23.3735) is located 8km south of Plettenberg Bay and is best accessed by taking the Piesang Valley Road turn-off (-34.0514, 23.3535) from the N2.
Access and facilities:
Adults Day Access = R50; Children Day Access = R30 – Free to Wild Card holders
Gate Opening and Closing Times
Feb – Nov: 07h00 – 17h00
Dec – Jan: 07h00 – 20h00