The following routes are suitable for day and multi
day birding outings in the Eden District and the Garden Route. All routes
have been compiled to offer a traveling through a diversity of habitat
to increase the potential of bird species recorded. Most of the routes
are presented in a circular routing permitting a variety of start and
In the event that your plans require you to traverse
sections of one or two routes, you can easily access the relevant roads
to plan your birding on your journey.
The Routes described are annotated on the birding map
on Google Map accessed from the map page.
Route #1 : The Lakes Loop.
This route is central to the Garden Route and takes
you through wetland, pasture and Afromontane environments. Birding sites
along the Lakes Loop route include two constructed bird hides, canoeing
opportunities and short forest walks.
Start : Sedgefield.
Expected bird count for this route : between 85 and