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About Blouberg Nature Reserve

Home to 500 breeding pairs of endangered Cape Vultures, the far flung Blouberg Nature Reserve is a dream destination for twitchers and nature lovers.

Catch all the action from a hide at the ‘Vulture Restaurant’. Best visited during winter months, you will be able to see Lappet-faced Vulture, Hooded Vulture, White-headed Vulture and White-backed Vulture. An exciting rare visitor to southern Africa, Ruppell’s Vulture, is breeding in the Blouberg Colony.

Other raptors you might spot are the melanistic Gabar Goshawk, Eagle-Owl, brown snake-eagle, tawny eagle and a variety of owls. With a bird list of well over 225 recorded species it’s easy to tick off over 100 birds in a day.

Best loved are the resident flock of comical Crested Guineafowl. Other birds to look out for are Southern White-faced Scops-Owl, Greater Painted Snipe, Grey Tit-Flycacther, Red-backed Shrike, Crimson-Breasted Shrike and Kalahari Scrub-Robin.

The scenic landscape of Blouberg Nature Reserve covers a variety of habitats. Dry bushveld savannah interspersed with giant baobabs and mashatu trees, wetland and a small Sycamore fig forest. There are some wonderful hiking trails and opportunities to sight giraffe, zebra and various antelope on the plains.

Opening hours are 06:00 – 19:00

+27 (0)15 563 0702 or 083 251 9071

Directions to Blouberg Nature Reserve

From Polokwane take the R521 to Vivo and Alldays. From Vivo turn left towards Ga-Kibi. After 5 km turn right towards Blouberg Nature Reserve.
+27 (0)15 563 0702 ​or 083 251 9071
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Blouberg Nature Reserve Map

Blouberg Nature Reserve is 1.5km from the centre of Blouberg Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 103.1km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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