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Berg River Estuary

Berg River Estuary

Situated on the R27, about 140 km north of Cape Town lays a birdwatchers dream destination, the Berg River Estuary. Lying between Velddrif and the adjacent Laaiplek, there is no shortage of accommodation or camping facilities. The area provides a wide diversity of wetland habitats, which are not only very accessible but also close together. There are extensive mudflats, salt marshes, saltpans, strandveld vegetation, farmlands, riverine, floodplain and coastal habitats present in a relatively small area which ensure a wide variety of birdlife. There is a bird hide which overlooks the main mudflat, to which access is available once aquiring a key from the Flamingo Restaurant across the road. The area is generally accessible by tar road, the network of dirt roads allows one to approach the birds in the Cerebos Salt Works (Obtain permission to visit the saltworks from the office) very closely. These roads should not be used in winter after rain, as they become dangerously slippery.
The main attraction for birdwatchers in this area is the large numbers of Palaearctic migrant waders and terns which include the Eurasian Curlew, the Marsh Sandpiper, the Bar-tailed Godwit and the Little Tern. The Little Blue Heron, the Hudsonian Godwit and the Lesser Yellowlegs are some of the most famous of the rare species which can be found on the Berg River Estuary.

Currently plans are underway regarding the management of the Berg River Estuary as it currently does not fall under any management and there are fears that this natural habitat may be in danger. For more information regarding this matter, please contact Michelle Tiedt of the Velddrif Service and Ratepayers Association at michelletiedt@telkomsa.net

For more information on the Berg River Estuary please contact:
Tel: +27-22-7831821
Fax: +27-22-7831821
Or email: velddristoerisme@telkomsa.net

Nearby Listings

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Port Owen Marina

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Velddrif

13.1km West of center of Berg River Estuary

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Sleeps: 15 in 2 units/rooms

Waterfront Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Velddrif

13.4km West of center of Berg River Estuary

The Waterfront is a luxury 5-star, five bedroomed, self-catering, air-conditioned guest house, on the waterfront, at Port Owen Marina on the Cape West Coast.

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Sleeps: 6

JubelnJuig Self Catering Unit

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Velddrif

18.0km North West of center of Berg River Estuary

Jubel n Juig is a self-catering unit and a special place of relaxation. This 68m² unit is part of my home and barely 200m from the beach. It is situated in the 3rd line from the beachfront and faces north.

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Couvaloup

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hopefield

21.8km South East of center of Berg River Estuary

It is a place to find peace, surrounded by good energy and homegrown quality food. In COUVALOUP we would love our guests to feel welcome and relaxed, and to create special moments that may bring joy to people's hearts....

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Sleeps: 94 in 11 units/rooms
From R 1 500,00
Per unit, per night.

Valdi's Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

25.8km West of center of Berg River Estuary

Valdi's Beach Cottage is situated on the beachfront in the Bay of St Helena Bay a popular tourist destination. The cottage consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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Sleeps: 22 in 8 units/rooms

Tortoise Trail Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

26.0km South of center of Berg River Estuary

Every holiday starts with the perfect place to stay...Tortoise Trail lodge is in Langebaan and there is 8 rooms and two lounge/sitting areas. Also lots of wild life.

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Masada Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

27.2km South of center of Berg River Estuary

Situated on an enormous equestrian estate overlooking the north side of Saldanha Bay, privately owned Masada Guest House offers the greatest accommodation in Langebaan in a laid back country style atmosphere...

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms
From R 645,00
Per unit, per night.

The Lazy Daisies

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

27.9km West of center of Berg River Estuary

From it's lofty position on top of the hill on the peninsula, The Lazy Daisies affords you the unique opportunity to enjoy both the sunrise and the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms

El Sueno de Helena

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Langebaan

28.3km South West of center of Berg River Estuary

El Sueno de Helena self catering house situated in Paradise Beach, Langebaan offers 3 bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms. Very safe double security gated village with entire private beach only for residents.

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Apollo Ridge Holiday Homes

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Langebaan

28.3km South of center of Berg River Estuary

Fully equipped for self-catering with Club Mykonos facilities such as the Casino, warm and cold pools, etc.

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