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This includes the estuary of the Keurbooms River and tidal lagoon, the Bitou River and floodplain and Robberg Nature Reserve.

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Specials

Knysna Warbler, Victorin's Warbler, Orange-breasted Sunbird, Baillon's Crake, African Crowned Eagle, and White-backed Night-Heron.

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Habitats

Tidal mudflats, forest, fynbos, rock formations, cliffs and caves, beaches, lagoon, rivers , pastures and dams.

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Facilities

Hotels, country lodges, chalets, Bed and Breakfast, picnic sites, hiking trails, adventure companies and camping.

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Birding

1. The Keurbooms River Estuary in summer may include a few Bar-tailed Godwit,and Common Whimbrel, Grey Plover, Common Ringed Plover, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Purple Heron, African Fish-Eagle, Osprey, Swift Tern and Caspian Tern which breed in the area. White-backed Night heron is found up the Keurbooms River.

2. The floodplain on the Bietou River, when flooded may include Pied Avocet, African Spoonbill, South African Shelduck, Hottentot Teal, Red-billed Teal, Ruff, Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, African Rail, Baillon's Crake, Whiskered Tern and African Marsh-Harrier.

3. Robberg Nature Reserve. Fynbos specials here include Orange-breasted sunbird and Victorin's Warbler.This is an good area for seabird watching especially in winter.

4. Amur Falcons occur in the Uplands area in summer (Dec to March)

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General

Contact Plettenberg Bay Info Centre tel: +27 44 533 4065, fax: +27 44 533 4066,
Plettenberg Bay Website.

Anne Brash 2007.

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