South Africa has the highest number of endemic bird species in mainland Africa. Birding in the Cape is particularly good due to the sheer variety of flora found in the Cape Floristic Region. Furthermore, as many South Africans are keen birdwatchers, the resources about birds and information available are usually excellent.
The flora of the Cape is particularly special because South Africa is the meeting point of two of the world's six floral kingdoms; the paleotropical and the capensis (Cape Floristic Region). The Cape Floristic Region is the smallest floral kingdom in the world; it's the only one to be contained entirely within one country. Around 9,000 plant species grow here, and roughly 69% of those are endemic. This variety and level of endemism of flora is mirrored in a spectacular array of birdlife.
In the Witzenberg Valley, you will find an abundance of birds from warblers, to cisticolas, to the lark family. Chats and Wheatears, Pipits, canaries and longclaws are regular sightings. Then in the summer, we have an abundance of raptors, which include kestrels, buzzards, falcons, kites, harriers and owls to mention a few. Then there are the wading and water birds to enjoy.
On the farm itself, we have a wonderful abundance of bird life for you to enjoy.
For your reference, please find a birding list attached.