There are few places where you can see the elusive bearded vulture or a Verreaux's eagle soar past. The best place to do this, says Albert Froneman, is at the vulture hide in Giant's Castle.
The vulture hide at Giant's Castle game reserve provides first class opportunities to view and photograph a variety of birds of prey and vultures. It is an exhilarating experience to watch the elusive bearded vulture glide past in front of the hide tucked away at the top of a steep cliff. Various other raptors including jackal buzzards, Verreaux’s eagles and Cape vultures frequent the feeding station right in front of the hide. Several smaller bird species unique to the mountainous habitat can also be spotted from the hide. Cape rock-thrushes, buff-streaked chats, ground woodpeckers and Drakensberg prinias are regularly spotted. Winter is a good time to visit but remember to dress up for the cold weather as it can get very chilly in the hide – bookings can be made through the Giant's Castle camp reception.
Giant's Castle Tel: 036 353 3718
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