This West Coast marvel is mostly a seasonal vlei, dry between March and June, as well as a stretch of marine reserve. The combination of land, vlei and marine environments creates a diversity of habitats for a flock of 183 different bird species. The two bird hides offer excellent views of the many birds that flock to the pan.
- The seasonal vlei (usually dry between March and June)
- Birdlife is abundant due to the various breeding and feeding habitats
The eco-cabins at Rocherpan are all named after birds and are a wonderful example of low-impact luxury, with an excellent mix of style and practicality.
– Cheryl Samantha-Owen, Wild 29
Top sightings: White pelican, flamingo, Cape shoveller, African black oystercatcher, southern right whale (June to September), springbok, duiker, steenbok, water mongoose, African wild cat, wildflower blooms in spring
Accommodation: Self-catering chalets
Office times: 08:00 – 17:00
Nearest centre: Velddrif is 25km away (about 15 minutes).
Know before you go
- There is no access to the beach for vehicles
- Fuel and supplies are available in Velddrif
Contact reserve: +27 (0)79 203 1092
CapeNature Central Reservations: +27 (0)21 483 0190, [email protected]
Visit Rocherpan Nature Reserve’s home page.