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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
Graded:
From R 1350
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Port Owen Marina

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Velddrif

Cape West Coast

Port Owen Marina provides self catering apartment accommodation In Velddrif, Cape West Coast. Situated in popular town of Velddrif, just 150km from Cape Town Airport, and minutes from the fishing village of Laaiplek, the 41 self-catering apartments and ch

Waterfront Guesthouse
Graded:
Sleeps 15 in 2 units
From R 875
Per site, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Waterfront Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Velddrif

Cape West Coast

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.

JubelnJuig Self Catering Unit
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 450
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

JubelnJuig Self Catering Unit

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Velddrif

Cape West Coast

JubelnJuig provides a self catering flatlet in Dwarskersbos, Cape West Coast. Jubel n Juig self-catering unit is a special place of relaxation. This 68m² unit is part of my home and barely 200m from the Dwarskersbos beach. Our luxurious self-catering

Tortoise Trail Lodge
Sleeps 16 in 7 units

Tortoise Trail Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

Cape West Coast

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.

Masada Guest House
Sleeps 16 in 6 units
From R 650
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 max (2 adults)
* Rates may vary according to season

Masada Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Langebaan

Cape West Coast

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...

The Lazy Daisies
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 6 in 3 units
From R 745
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

The Lazy Daisies

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Cape West Coast

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.

Mykonos Sunset Beach House
Sleeps 14 in 2 units
From R 1800
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Mykonos Sunset Beach House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Langebaan

Cape West Coast

Located in the lovely Club Mykonos Resort on the West Coast, this freestanding house is perched on the hillside. The picturesque views from the balconies are stunning. Breathtaking and tranquil surroundings overlook the Harbour where yachts are...

Harrison's House
Graded:
From R 950
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Harrison's House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Langebaan

Cape West Coast

Harrison's House is a boutique guesthouse which offers individual, luxurious B&B accommodation in a tranquil, stylish setting. Here you will always receive a warm West Coast welcome, and excellent, attentive service that's not intrusive.

Voëlvry (Free as a bird)
From R 1500
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Voëlvry (Free as a bird)

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

Cape West Coast

Approximately 90 minutes drive from Cape Town on the open West Coast road, Britannia Bay is only a heart throb away. Watch the sun rise over the calm, clear waters of the bay or sip a sun downer at sunset after a delightful day

Flagship 8
From R 990
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Flagship 8

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Cape West Coast

Flagship 8 is less than 100m from the sandy white beach of the Golden Mile and offers 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6) all with sea views and 2 bathrooms (one en-suite to main bedroom). The modern kitchen is fully equipped, inside and outside braais, ample ...

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