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Leidam Bird Sanctuary

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Montagu, South Africa
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Not a great variety of birds in June. A nice easy accessible hide and a good place to practice... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Johan M
via mobile
Not to be missed for photographers, bird watchers and tourists

Enjoyed a few hours relaxing and watching the birds. You are close up to the birds so you can get... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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“sacred ibis” (10 reviews)
“cattle egrets” (6 reviews)
Montagu, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Not a great variety of birds in June. A nice easy accessible hide and a good place to practice your photography skills. An extra branch or two nearer to the hide would be wonderful. The dam has a wonderful history.

Thank Johan M
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Enjoyed a few hours relaxing and watching the birds. You are close up to the birds so you can get very good images. I visited when there were a few chicks in the nests so the parents were quite busy feeding.

Thank meintjiesj
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Unfortunately the ibis were not there when we visited but there were still lots of birds to watch while we ate our picnic lunch.

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 29 April 2017

An open pond centrally situated in Montagu, opened I think in 2009.A haven for wading birds such as egrets and mainly the Noticeable sacred Ibis who nest noisily in the surrounding tree tops. a hide gives good cover and photo opportunities.. Now and again (if...More

1  Thank valuematters
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Quiet spot to sit and enjoy the sacred ibises and cattle egrets. I was a bit underwhelmed, as the dam is very small and had a few dead birds floating about which was a bit unpleasant. It was however fun to chat to some visitors...More

Thank maureenrrr
Reviewed 11 February 2017

It was completely unexpected to find this small lake in the middle of Montagu which hosts large numbers of sacred ibis, cattle and little egrets. The trees around the lake are full of nests and, when we visited in February, there was a lot of...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 19 December 2016

You cannot miss this small sanctuary. It is smack bang in town. The sustainable of the sanctuary is doubtful as the trees that serves as nesting sites will eventually die. Credos for the people living next door to the sanctuary as the small and noise...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 20 November 2016

For photographers, this heronry is well worth a stop because you're so close to nesting cattle egrets and sacred ibises you can see them feed their chicks. Visit in the morning to have the sun behind you.

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Near the Montagu Caravan Park en route to the town of Montagu is this amazing natural Phenomenon of birds nesting and breeding in a town centre. To add to this the Sacred Ibis are quite happy to share the thorn trees with Cattle Egrets. I...More

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Small football field sized lake with hundreds of birds, mainly Ibis's. Right in the middle of town. It has a small observation platform adjacent to the street.

Thank gashead1
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