Bird Island Nature Reserve, Lamberts Bay

Explore one of only six sites in the world where Cape gannets breed, and the only one easily accessible to the public, at Bird Island Nature Reserve. The reserve once served as a source of guano, which was collected for fertilizer; nowadays, it provides a home for Cape gannets and crowned cormorants, as well as other types of birds. Keep your eye out for Cape fur seals sunbathing on the island's rocks, and visit the museum, which shows skeletons of whales and dolphins. Rough weather might prohibit entrance to the reserve. Take the guesswork out of planning a Lamberts Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This was a return after about tenant years and what a lovely experience it was. The gannets and other birds around the island and harbour were great. The information centre and hide are a great...  more »
  • Very interesting, just take a wash peg to clip your nose if you are sensitive to smell. The only drawback is the R50 per person entry fee that i deem very expensive.  more »
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