Tankwa – Skitterykloof
About the Birding
Skitterykloof (sometimes erroneously called Katbakkies) is situated in the southern Tankwa approximately 41 km from Karoopoort. The site comprises a cliff-lined valley cut into the foot of the Warm Bokkeveld Mountains. A public road traverses the valley and ascends the northern side to reach the Swartruggens plateau.
The site is accessible from either Op-die Berg, north of Ceres, or from the R355 in the Tankwa.
About the Birding Site
Skitterykloof is the classic site for Cinnamon-breasted Warbler. Cut into the foot of the Warm Bokkeveld Mountains, this valley is a mix of aloe-covered cliff faces and Vachellia karroo drainage lines. Besides the warbler, the site also offers birders a suite of other dryland specials.
Other Related Information
Western end of the valley: -32.8781, 19.7247
Eastern end of the valley: -32.8825, 19.7410
No entry fees are applicable
Text prepared by:
Vince Ward (Birding Africa Tours)