Rare opportunity to see the blue-eyed Cape gannet – Bird Island lies about 100 m off the shore of Lambert’s Bay on the Cape’s West Coast. It offers visitors a rare opportunity to see the blue-eyed Cape gannet up close. Bird Island is one of only six sites world-wide where Cape gannets breed, and it is the only breeding site easily accessible to the public.
Cape Nature's Bird Island
The island, which is almost three hectares in size, is connected to the mainland via a breakwater. It is an important breeding and roosting site for seabirds, particularly Cape gannets and cormorants. Cape fur seals can be seen sunning themselves on the island’s rocks.
In the island’s well-situated gannet lookout, visitors can get close to the birds and witness their unique mating dances. The bird hide is signposted with interesting information about these seabirds and their habits.
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Just 2 days left of CapeNature's hugely popular Access Week! Take a drive up the West Coast to Lambert's Bay Bird Island and follow in the footsteps of the Siyaya – Come Wild With Us team. Don't forget to watch that episode on SABC 2 on Monday at 4pm! #CapeNature #AccessWeek