Overberg – Stony Point Nature Reserve
About the Birding
Stony Point is a popular tourist attraction and although less famous than Boulders Beach, it offers better opportunities to see African Penguins. Follow the prominent penguin signs from the R44, and park in the public parking lot. On the rocky beach just below the car park (-34.3712, 18.8924), look for resting African Penguins as well as African Oystercatcher and White-fronted Plover. There is sometimes a Little Egret fishing in the small rock pools.
About the Birding Site
This reserve is located in Betty’s Bay, and as well as being the site of an African Penguin colony it supports breeding populations of threatened cormorant species. This reserve is one of only two places where African Penguins breed on the mainland, with Boulders Beach in Simonstown being the other. It is one of the best places to get good views of the Bank Cormorant in the world.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
Access from -34.3728, 18.8939, parking at -34.3712, 18.8924.
A small conservation is payable (R25 for adults and R15 for children)
WildCards do not apply
The wooden boardwalk is fully wheelchair accessible.