Barberspan Bird Sanctuary – a birder's paradise near Joburg

Our Heritage (Local Travel)

This enormous 2 000-hectare body of water is a Ramsar site and refuge to globally threatened bird species that include migratory and inland water birds.

The reserve is, for all intents and purposes, divided in two – the southern part ideal for birding, while the northern section is reserved for angling and boating. It is the birds that steal the show, however. Literally thousands of birds, including flamingos, African spoonbills and pelicans make the protected wetlands their home, and well-positioned bird hides make easy viewing.

“One of the largest waterfowl sanctuaries in southern Africa.”
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. It is also known as the Convention on Wetlands.

Thousands of birds, including flamingos, African spoonbills and pelicans make the protected wetlands their home.

Barberspan Nature Reserve entrance fee R50 per adult/R25 kids/R25 pensioners. There is a R20 angling fee for fishermen.

Call 078 536 0561 or email barberspan@lantic.net

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