North West – Mountain Sanctuary Park
About the Birding
Mountain Sanctuary Park offers relaxed birding for Magaliesberg Mountain specials and the opportunity to explore on foot.
Driving to Mountain Sanctuary Park from the Breedtsnek Pass you may find Zitting Cisticola, Coqui Francolin, Red-collared Widowbird, and Cape Grassbird and keep a look out for raptors like African Hawk Eagle and even African Cuckoo Hawk.
About the Birding Site
Mountain Sanctuary Park is a private nature reserve in the Magaliesberg Mountains, five hundred feet above the Grootfontein valley. The reserve is primarily a hiking reserve and visitors have access to approximately 1000 hectares of land. You will not be restricted to set routes and will have the freedom to walk around as you like, either on-trail or off. Walking times and routes can vary anywhere between fifteen minutes and eight hours.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
Mountain Sanctuary Park: 25°50’09.8″S 27°28’29.8″E
Mountain Sanctuary Park gate off Breedtsnek Pass: 25°49’14.6″S 27°27’37.3″E
Entrance fee is payable.
African Hawk Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle (summer), Lappet-faced Vulture, African Cuckoo Hawk, Short-toed Rock Thrush, Cape Rock Thrush, Cape Bunting, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, White-fronted Bee-eater
Mountain Sanctuary Park
Tel: +27 (0)14 534 0114; +27 (0)82-707-5538 (08h00 – 17h00)