Birds of the Magaliesberg 2023

One of the special duck species occasionally seen around the dam are Knob-billed Ducks, pictured on the left

The Crocodile river South of the iron bridge often has large numbers of waders\water birds present when the water is low

Other areas of key interest HARTIES CABLEWAY

A great addition to the area, escpecially for birding during the week when it is quiet, is the reopened Magaliesberg cableway on the southern side of the mountain in Schoemansville, where one can get magnificent views over the dam and beyond and is well worth the effort. There are special rates for those over 60 and several places here to have breakfast or lunch, at the bottom cable station or the top. This is also a great spot to get close to the Striped Pipit and Mocking Cliff chat. Please note that the Cableway is a cash free venue. The best birding season is summer when most of the migrants are back, although there is always something of interest to see in the region. Other tourist information can be found in the Magalies Meander Brochure. ACCOMMODATION The Ring Oxwagon Lodge Magaliespark RESTAURANTS SUPPORTING OUR CONSERVATION EFFORTS Mugg & Bean at Village Mall GPS co-ordinates: 25043’50.71” S 270 53’12.77” E The Cableway GPS co-ordinates: 25043’12.52” S 270 53’05.29” E See hot spots page on the Cableway birding opportunities. GPS co-ordinates: S 250 43.266 E 027 53.076

Crocodile river to the South of the Iron bridge in Meerhof prior to entering the dam

Page 120

Made with FlippingBook - Online Brochure Maker