North West – Hartebeespoort Dam
About the Birding
Although much of the land in the Hartbeespoort area is private there are several resorts, farms and nature reserves where one can access birding habitats.
As you come over Saartjies Nek on the R511 and descend towards the dam you will be rewarded with magnificent scenery. First possible port of call is the Oxwagon Lodge (GPS: 25°45’521″S 27°55’561″ E) on your right hand side.
About the Birding Site
The Hartebeespoort area has much to offer the visiting birder. Although the area has seen a lot of development in recent years, productive birding habitat still remains. Here one finds the dramatic Magaliesberg Mountains with open grasslands and forested foothills to the Hartebeespoort Dam and a mosaic of rivers and woodland types. The Magaliesberg Biosphere was proclaimed an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2015.
Other Related Information
Hartebeespoort Dam Wall: 25°43’32.0″S, 27°50’52.4″E
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