Lovely setting with beautiful photographs of sea life. Thousands of Cape Gannets nesting on this small island. Birds can be watched from a small tower so none of the birds can be disturbed. Enough information on walls to explain the behavior of these birds, Well worth a visit
Bird Island is right in the middle of town, out on a causeway that takes you past a number of plaques describing life at the seashore; you have the quiet harbor on one side and the crashing surf on the other. Then you get to the bird hide where you can watch upwards of 25,000 cape gannets nesting. Wow! It's... 更多
The island is well-preserved. I do, however, think charging R40 per person is a bit over the top. I think it is too much. But the area is clean, so are the bathrooms.
For 40 ZAR (plus 5 ZAR to park your car safely in front of the harbour wall) you get as close to a huge gannet colony as you will anywhere. Watching from the observation deck you can appreciate the comings and goings of these handsome birds. Just as we were about to leave the young attendant in the hide asked... 更多
We were happily surprised to see these exotic, beautiful birds and a big group of seals in the background. They really made an effort with the small museum and outlook post. However, there were no pinguïns, this wasn't told to us when we bought the tickets, bit disappointing.
Bird Island is the home to thousands upon thousands of Cape Gannet. The bird hide makes it fairly easy for visitors to get close to the birds. Close enough to hear the noise en smell the birds. There are trained staff available to help and educate visitors and you can also visit a display and interpretive centre. I would strongly... 更多
What a noisy, smelly and totally fabulous experience! To see so many gannets squashed into such a small area is incredible. The most interesting part for me is the take-offs and landings. to watch them gather speed and finally take to the air from the 'runway' on the edge of the site is exhilerating. And when they come back making... 更多