Travel quote of the month

We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.

– John Hope Franklin

Bird Island at Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve

The Bird Island at Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve is a relatively small in size. Yet it is the home and permanent nesting place of countless birds and great many waterbird species. Although the island is a bit further away from the nearest bird hide, one an observe Cormorants, Darters, Herons, Ducks, Grebes, Warblers, Ibises and many other interesting species throughout the year.

Read our more comprehensive guide about the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve

Photo credit: Antal Ujvari

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