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OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Just south of Potchefstroom you find an approximately 70 hectare reserve along the banks of the Mooi River. The reserve is dedicated to the preservation of wild life and more specifically bird life and the more than 200 different species of birds attracts bird lovers both locally and internationally. Dr OPM Prozesky of the Transvaal Museum championed the cause of the reserve during the early 1980s and it was decided that the disused sewage ponds of the local municipality which attracted prolific birdlife and nature lovers would be the ideal location. The reserve is a joint venture between the land owners, the Potchefstroom City Council and BirdLife Wesvaal.

BirdLife Wesvaal and the Potchefstroom City Council believe that as part of South Africas green heritage it is essential for us to preserve and protect the environment for future generations. The OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary belongs to the community of Potchefstroom therefore it should be utilized with the utmost respect for the environment. The layout of the pathways in the reserve have has been designed specifically for bird viewing with bridges ensuring that all areas of the reserve are accessible on foot and that all the hides give the best views of the birdlife in the reserve. The pathways in the reserve are maintained by the Potchefstroom City Council. The area that the reserve falls into is classified as a wetland which means that there are large, number of water birds as well as waders. Some of the birds that visitors are most likely to see include African Purple Swamphen, Black Crake, Black-winged Stilt and various species of duck. There are also large numbers of herons and there is even a resident pair of Goliath Heron in the reserve. You will also find warblers, weavers, waxbills, cisticolas, pipits and chats.

On the first Saturday of every month, BirdLife Wesvaal has special open days where newcomers to birding are guided through the reserve by experience birders and environmental awareness is taught. The environmental awareness program is also taught at the request of local schools and at special occasions like National Bird Week and Birding Big Day. There are also two hikes in the reserve - the Squacco Heron Route (4 km) and the Grey Heron Route (9 km).

The reserve fenced but is open during daylight hours and entrance can be gained to the reserve through the main gate . There is no entrance fee or access permit required.

For more information please contact:
Potchefstroom Tourism Information
Tel 27-18-2995371
Fax 27-18-2995133
E-mail: council@potch.co.za

Accommodation Near OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Sleeps: 38 in 15 units/rooms

Kumkani Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

5.0km North of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Kumkani Country Lodge is centrally situated on 4ha next to the Mooi River and Golf course in Potchefstroom. Shopping centres and restaurants within walking distance. University/ sport facilities are within 5 km.

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Sleeps: 18 in 5 units/rooms

Cosy Cottage

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5.0km North of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

All our cottages have private entrances and secure undercover parking. The comfort of our guests is ensured with an en-suit bathroom/toilet, fully equipped kitchen, breakfast nook and lounge with TV and satellite TV. Internet, e-mail, and fax ...

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Sleeps: 11 in 4 units/rooms

Adato Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

5.2km North of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Adato Guest House is a charming home situated in Potchefstroom close to the main attractions, shopping centers. hospitals, sport grounds and the university. The warm friendly atmosphere and comfortable, stylish accommodation is ideal for business ...

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Sleeps: 36 in 2 units/rooms

Birdsview Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Potchefstroom

6.7km North of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Home away from home. Birdsview Guest House is conveniently situated from the main road N12 of Potchefstroom, offering a relaxing, clean and peaceful self-catering destination. We are in close proximity to shopping centres...

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Sleeps: 24 in 12 units/rooms

Lyon Paradise

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16.7km North of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Lyon Paradise is a stunning venue with a huge thatch roof and lush green gardens, complete with beautiful roses, a koi fish pond, calming and tranquil water feature and a brilliant white gazebo as focal point, which is suitable for large groups and weddin

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Sleeps: 45 in 4 units/rooms

Deelfontein

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

25.2km South East of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Nestled between two high ridges in the heart of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site, Deelfontein self catering bush lodges offers activities ranging from hiking and mountain biking to birdwatching and stargazing.

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Sleeps: 47 in 10 units/rooms

Thabela Thabeng Mountain Retreat

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

27.2km East of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

2023 million years ago a meteorite struck planet earth formed the Vredefort Dome. This impact has left a beauty out of destruction that is utterly breathtaking, historically fascinating and rich in a unique and diverse micro-ecosystem of fauna and...

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Dimalachite River Lodge

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Parys

31.0km East of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Dimalachite offers accommodation in luxury three star river lodges, regular self catering chalets, and campsites on the riverbank. Come and enjoy the thrill of white-water rafting or enjoy some fishing and do bird watching...

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Kopjeskraal Country Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parys

31.7km East of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

The Lodge can sleep 16 people. The following accommodation is offered; the farmhouse has three big bedrooms with two beds in each room. An en-suite rondawel with its own kitchen, and four outside rooms with two beds in each room. Kopjeskraal ...

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Residensie Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stilfontein

35.9km South West of OPM Prozesky Bird Sanctuary

Residensie Guest House is a 4 star luxury guest house with an old rustic feel, we offer en suite bedrooms with Victorian style bath tubs.

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