Quiet spot to sit and enjoy the sacred ibises and cattle egrets. I was a bit underwhelmed, as the dam is very small and had a few dead birds floating about which was a bit unpleasant. It was however fun to chat to some visitors from the UK who stopped by to share some of their experiences in SA.
It was completely unexpected to find this small lake in the middle of Montagu which hosts large numbers of sacred ibis, cattle and little egrets. The trees around the lake are full of nests and, when we visited in February, there was a lot of activity from parents and chicks. There is a "hide"/viewing platform alongside the lake which offers... 更多
You cannot miss this small sanctuary. It is smack bang in town. The sustainable of the sanctuary is doubtful as the trees that serves as nesting sites will eventually die. Credos for the people living next door to the sanctuary as the small and noise must be incredible. Great place to view a small colony of Cattle and Small Egrets,... 更多
Small football field sized lake with hundreds of birds, mainly Ibis's. Right in the middle of town. It has a small observation platform adjacent to the street.
You can easily see and hear the birds in the trees right along the street. The area was a full of litter and the birds didn't make it any better. Worth it if you like to see South African Ibis.
Just opposite St Mildred's Chapelry is this well constructed hide at the edge of the Leidam - quite useful to novices as pictures and descriptions of the most commonly found birds are displayed. The biggest birds we saw there, the sacred Ibis,seemed unpeturbed by people viewing them, but the other birds were a bit more difficult to spot. I am... 更多
I did not think much of this sanctuary. The water was stinky and littered. The birds have made quite a mess with their pooping and it smells wretched as we walked by. For the rest of our stay, we avoided walking by the sanctuary. Worth a quick look, but if I lived nearby, I would encourage the birds to go... 更多
Don't go out of your way to get here but if you do pass by, why not stop and have a look? The majority of the birds on view here are African Sacred Ibis though I did spot a few Cattle Egrets, Cormorants and Weavers. A bird hide was commissioned by the local rotary club, eco club, and various interest... 更多
Lovely little corner in Montagu. Not a formal bird sanctuary as such and so no entry fee but well worth a stroll to see while you are in Montagu.
Wandering into Montagu, we were curious to discover such a wild collection of birds nesting. The little hut gave some information on the birds.A surprising sight so close to town.