Tshwane and Environs – Buffelsdrift Conservancy
About the Birding
The conservancy is situated west of Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve and is best accessed from the R573 (Moloto Road). Take the dirt road signposted “Buffelsdrift” which will branch off to your left if driving in a northerly direction. Stick on this road until you reach the first cattle grids and entrance. Once having entered, slowly make your way toward the Buffelsdrift Trail Park situated roughly 4 km further on the same road.
About the Birding Site
The Buffelsdrift Conservancy is an area that consists of privately owned smallholdings wedged between the N1 highway, Dinokeng Game Reserve, and the Pienaars River. There is a network of dirt roads within the conservancy from which one can spend their time birding. The main “Buffelsweg” dirt road is easily drivable with a normal sedan, but unfortunately a high clearance vehicle is needed for some of the secondary dirt roads.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
Although open to the public, the conservancy is made up of privately owned roads and properties and thus prior arrangement for visiting birders is necessary if one wishes to best maximize their time in the area. Please contact Toni Geddes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Kinghorn (email@example.com) to arrange access.
Cape Penduline-Tit, Violet-eared Waxbill, Black-chested and Brown Snake-Eagle, Fiery-necked and Rufous-cheeked Nightjar, Southern White-faced Owl, White-backed Mousebird, Garden Warbler, Burnt-necked Eremomela, Yellow Canary, Half-collared Kingfisher, Coqui Francolin
To arrange access, please contact: