Twitchers SA

About the Accommodation

Centrally situated in the Western Cape on the Onrus River and the Bot River Estuary near Hermanus. Unique accommodation with a magical ambience, together with birdfeeders and a bird-friendly environment to capture your lifer.

About the Birding

  • Rooisand Nature Reserve
  • Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
  • Fernkloof Botanical Garden
  • Stony Point in Betty’s Bay
  • Koggelberg Biosphere Reserve near Kleinmond
  • Coastal trails in Hermanus

Botriver Estuary at Middelvlei supports over 163 bird species, at least 62 are waterbirds. This Wetland supports an average of between 25,000 & 40,000 individual birds. Large numbers of ducks, which can exceed 20,000 individuals can be seen at the estuary. This is probably the largest regular congregation in South Africa. During summer, this wetland can support over 4,000 waders of at least 11 different species.

  • Cape Rockjumper
  • Spotted Eagle Owl
  • Black Harriers
  • Jackal Buzzards and many more
  • Many Waders, different Ducks, Plovers
  • African Marsh Harrier
  • Lesser Flamingo
  • Blue-Billed teal
  • Great White Pelican
  • African Fish Eagle
  • Black Oystercatcher and many more
  • Fynbos Buttonquail
  • Southern Black Korhaan
  • Cape Rockjumper
  • Orange Breasted Sunbird
  • Cape Sugarbird
  • Cape Siskin
  • Protea Canary
  • Victorin’s Warbler
  • Endemics associated with the cold Benguela for example the Crowned Cormorant and more

Contact details:

Twitchers SA
Hermanus, Western Cape
Tel: +27 71 871 4916