Tankwa – Eierkop
About the Birding
Eierkop is the name given to two unmistakable tillite (glacial mud rock) hills that stand proudly over the flat plains of the southern Tankwa. The R355 Calvinia-Ceres road runs between them and offers great birding both before and after reaching these hills.
Eierkop is an important stop on any Tankwa outing, and is usually the next stop after leaving Karoopoort if you are driving south to north.
About the Birding Site
Situated in the southern Tankwa, this pair of unassuming tillite hills is a well-known site for Karoo Eremomela. The surrounding area is a mix of open, arid plains and red sand dunes and is fantastic for a wide variety of Karoo specials. A visit is best done as part of a longer Tankwa outing.
Other Related Information
Eierkop: -33.0765, 19.7785
No admission costs
Not disabled friendly, but most of the bird can be down from a vehicle or the roadside.
Text prepared by:
Vince Ward (Birding Africa Tours)