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Bishop Bird Nature Area
Bishopbird Coordinates 'S25 52 645 E028 08 548

Bishop Bird Nature Area was named after the southern red bishop. The nature reserve is situated less than one kilometre north of the Rooihuiskraal Historical Terrain and forms part of its rich cultural history. This nature area is 16 hectares in size and the site serves as a place where people can escape from the everyday hustle and relax in the tranquillity and peacefulness of natural surroundings. The vegetation in the nature area is classified as Bakenveld and consists of open grass areas with groupings of indigenous trees. A wide variety of wild flowers can also be seen. Although small animals such as mongooses, porcupines, hares, bushbabies and reptiles are difficult to spot, they are still active in the nature area.


Activities and facilities

  • A short 2,8 km interpretative trail with a three-meter-high wooden deck amidst a canopy of white stinkwood trees is the ideal place for bird enthusiasts to see birds in their natural environment.
  • Dogs on leashes are allowed on the trail.
  • Environmental education for groups is available on request.


Visiting hours

  • Summer (September to April): 07:00 – 18:00
  • Winter (May to August): 07:00 – 17:00


Bookings and contact numbers for enquiries

  • Tel: 012 667 1630/012 667 5790
  • Fax: 012 667 1633

Bookings are only required for the guided walks, preferably four weeks in advance.

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