Nuwejaars Wetland Area Visit

Whale Coast Conservation

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/07/2017
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location
Nuwejaars Wetland

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Not far from the picturesque town of Elim is a new conservation model for South Africa – the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area.

Twenty five landowners have committed their private land, bordering on the Agulhas National Park, to conservation and farming sustainably.

The region is home to many threatened bird species – and has been included as one of BirdLife South Africa’s Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas. Birds found here include the Hottentot Buttonquail, Blue Crane, Black Harrier, Secretarybird, Denham’s Bustard, Southern Black Korhaan, Agulhas Long-billed Lark and many, many more.

We are delighted to offer our members a specially designed morning visit to the wetlands. We will learn about the management of the land and go ‘on safari’ to see the birds, as well as hartebeest, buffalo and bontebok.

We will meet at the venue (near Elim) at 08h30 and finish our tour by 13h00. Lunch afterwards at one of the nearby wine farms and a visit to Elim are recommended. Further information will be supplied on booking. Anina 083 242 3295 or anina.wcc@gmail.com