Wilderness Lakes system – Rondevlei hide
About the Birding
Continuing east from the Brown-hooded Kingfisher Trail along the gravel road will bring you around the back of the wilderness lakes and Langvlei in particular. There are various spots along the road that are worth stopping at to scan the lake, Great-Crested Grebe, Black-Necked Grebe, Southern Pochard, Osprey and African Fish Eagle are all seen here. The Malachite bird hide (-33.98203, 22.6687) is situated on Langvlei and will give good views across the lake but generally the hide further down the road on Rondevlei is better situated for birding.
About the Birding Site
Situated at the Western end of the Garden Route National Park and named by early settlers as a perceived Garden of Eden, the Wilderness Lakes offer superb birding including 2 Ramsar sites and an IBA. Comprising 4 reed fringed lakes, Fynbos and Afro-Montane Forest as well as drier coastal scrub Forest, numerous walking trails plus 2 hides allow for easy access to the region’s birds.
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