Plettenberg Bay

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



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



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



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



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)



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

Anne Brash 2007.

Masescha Country Estate