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Saturday Spot: Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary…

March 22nd, 2010 · 7 Comments

We live with a birdwatcher – they are a rare breed!!!


So we take him to Rondevlei bird sanctuary in the heart of the South Peninsula. In the middle of a busy and bustling area is this perfectly quiet and peaceful wetland and it is always packed with birds and fascinating things to see. There entrance fee, unlike almost every other Cape Site, is negligible… but prepare yourself – there is lots to see and do there.


There are great walks:


There are hides:




There are look out towers:


And evidence of hippopotamuses:


There are local reptiles and plants, and an informations center with snakes and things – totally no photographs of these!!!


And birds galore…





And more birds…


And just a few more…



All to tick off and read about in his Sasol Field Guides





Seriously, don’t overlook this great spot. Pop over to their website and have a quick explore to find what to see and do there, and to get directions.

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Olivia // Mar 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Oh wow! Thanks for this. How many times must we have passed this place? Will have to go check it out soon. And are those entry fees on the site current… seems they forgot to update for a few decades?!

  • 2 se7en // Mar 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Hay O, Yup those prices are current!!! You had better a believe it!!! Seriously we could start a birding revival with information like this posted on the web!!! Hope you have a fun week!!!

  • 3 Julie K in Taiwan // Mar 27, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Jaylene is a bird enthusiast too. She’d love to visit you and check out your bird haunts. chirp chirp!

  • 4 se7en // Mar 27, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Ho cool to hear from you JK!!! Send her over we would love a visit!!! Have a chirpy day!!!!

  • 5 » Exploring Rondevlei Nature Reserve Graceful Girls Brave Boys // May 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    […] I had never been to Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary but it took a fellow Capetonian from Se7en to highlight it for us. Check out the article on their wonderful blog here. […]

  • 6 Se7en's Fabulous Fun #281... - se7en | se7en // Jun 29, 2015 at 8:20 am

    […] if you need to get away into the wilds without leaving the city then Rondevlei and Intaka Island are your very best and extremely affordable […]

  • 7 Se7en Celebrates World Wetlands Day With Changing Lives Through Nature... - se7en | se7enSe7en Celebrates World Wetlands Day With Changing Lives Through Nature... - se7en // Feb 26, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    […] are found on aquifer’s and behave as sponges. In the area we visited there are two wetlands, a seasonal wetland called Rondevlei, and a permanent wetland called Zeekoevlei. Wetlands are natural water purifiers, dirty water flows […]

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