Namaqualand – Springbok & surrounds
About the Birding
Goegap Nature Reserve
Located within the interior of the Namaqualand and only 15km southeast of Springbok, the Goegap Nature Reserve is the first place many birders will find themselves when visiting Springbok. Covering more than 7000 hectares, this reserve offers a brilliant show of flowers during the spring flower season, and outside of that, the rolling hills and rocky ridges host a number of really special birds and mammals too. Around the offices you have a good chance of finding Acacia Pied Barbet, White-backed Mousebird, White-throated Canary and Dusky Sunbird.
About the Birding Site
Springbok is the commercial and cultural centre of Namaqualand, and the last major stop along the N7 route from South Africa into Namibia. Its beautiful spring flower displays are a major attraction, but don’t underestimate the birding potential this small town has to offer.
Other Related Information
Getting to Goegap Nature Reserve is easy, and is located just past the airport southeast of town on the R355 towards the town of Gamoep.
Access and facilities:
Main Entrance Turnoff: -29.6937 17.9239
Main Gate: -29.6779 17.9859
Goegap Campsite: -29.6650 17.9977