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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

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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

0 Km from Berg River Estuary

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

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

0 Km from Berg River Estuary

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 ...

Mangochi Beach Cottage
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 950
Per site, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Mangochi Beach Cottage

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

Cape West Coast

0 Km from Berg River Estuary

Set on the northern point of Britannia Bay and less than 50m from the curling waves, Mangochi is a typical West Coast timber beach house - that rare breed of place where crayfish diving, mussel hunting and fishing is the order of the day.

Die Strandhuisie
Guest Rating: 10
From R 1800
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Die Strandhuisie

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

Cape West Coast

0 Km from Berg River Estuary

Exquisite & Unique Self-catering Accommodation. Come and experience the West Coast at its best. Located in the picturesque seaside village of Britannia Bay...

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

The Lazy Daisies

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in St. Helena Bay

Cape West Coast

27.9 Km from 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.

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

28.5 Km from Berg River Estuary

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...

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