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Olifants River Estuary

Olifants River Estuary

One of only four estuaries situated on the west coast of Southern Africa, the Olifants River estuary and surrounding wetlands have been negatively impacted by mining activities. Even with this taken into consideration there is a large variety of land, sea and water birds are seen here as well as a huge diversity of plant life. The wetlands of the estuary are an important habitat for migratory birds and an Important Bird Area (IBA). One visitor recently recorded over 78 species of birds in the area - including the much sought Little Blue Heron. The people of Papendorp derive their livelihood from fishing in the estuary and from salt gathering on the nearby salt pans. Papendorp offers visitors a quiet, peaceful setting overlooking the Olifants River Estuary and wetlands. There is also a hiking trial which follows the Olifants River from Papendorp inland to the peaceful farming and fishing community of Ebenhaeser, originally founded as a mission station in 1608.

For more information contact:
Matzikama Tourism Bureau
tel: +27-27-2151045
fax: +27-27-2133238
Or e-mail: tourism@matzikamamun.co.za

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 10 in 2 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Sol-Y-Mar

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Strandfontein

6.3km South East of center of Olifants River Estuary

Sol-Y-Mar is a self catering apartment in Strandfontein, Cape West Coast. Each self catering unit a comfortable and practical 5-sleeper flat with captivating ocean view. A literal stone's throw from the Strandfontein beach. Two bedrooms, one with a doubl

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Strandstreet 92

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lamberts Bay

41.9km South East of center of Olifants River Estuary

Strandstreet 92 offers beachfront self catering accommodation in Lamberts Bay, Cape West Coast. Lamberts Bay is world famous for the Bird Island where thousands of Cormorants and Gannets have their nesting and breeding ground. It is renowned for West Coas

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Sleeps: 6
From R 2 000,00
Per unit, per night.

Seester Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lamberts Bay

42.5km South East of center of Olifants River Estuary

Seester Accommodation offers stunning beachfront self catering accommodation In Lamberts Bay, Cape West Coast. Take your soul for a well deserved rest to a double-storey self-catering house situated on a beautiful seafront property a mere 70 metres from

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