Bird Watching in the Camdeboo National Park

The Camdeboo National Park is a 19 000ha reserve that surrounds Graaff- Reinet. At least 225 bird species have been recorded in the park, with an interesting Eco tonal mix including species typical of both the Great Karoo and Eastern region avifauna’s.

The most common birds in the Game Viewing Area are: pale chanting goshawk, rock kestrel, Namaqua dove, Diederik cuckoo, speckled mousebird, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, cardinal woodpecker, lesser honeyguide, anteating chat, longbilled crombec, Levaillant’s cisticola, neddicky and titbabbler.

The ostrich is perhaps the most well-known example of a bird adapted to life on the Karoo plains – it can cover up to 32km per day.