Bird Island Nature Reserve, Lamberts Bay

#70 of 317 in Wildlife in Western Cape
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Explore one of only six sites in the world where Cape gannets breed, and the only one easily accessible to the public, at Bird Island Nature Reserve. The reserve once served as a source of guano, which was collected for fertilizer; nowadays, it provides a home for Cape gannets and crowned cormorants, as well as other types of birds. Keep your eye out for Cape fur seals sunbathing on the island's rocks, and visit the museum, which shows skeletons of whales and dolphins. Rough weather might prohibit entrance to the reserve. Take the guesswork out of planning a Lamberts Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The close proximity to the birds, huddled in their thousands is a great experience! There a multiple seals on the rocks behind the birds and staff were well informed and eager to share their...  more »
  • We were fascinated by the Cape Gannets o this island. Wonderful information Centre that is in form of a hide allows you to view the gannets up close. The guide is able to answer all ones questions...  more »
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