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Bishop Bird Nature Area

The Bishop Bird Nature Area is named after the southern red bishop. The nature area is situated less than 1 km north of the Rooihuiskraal Historical Terrain and forms part of its rich cultural history. This nature area is 19 ha in size and the site serves as a place where people can escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city, and relax in the tranquility and peacefulness of natural surroundings. The vegetation in the nature area is classified as Bankenveld and consists of open grass areas with groups of indigenous trees. Bishop Bird Nature Area is a birdwatcher’s paradise and numerous species of birds have been recorded in the area. Other animals such as blesbuck, mongooses, hedgehogs, bushbabies and reptiles can be found in the area and some of them can be seen while hiking.

Activities and facilities 

  • A 2,8 km, maintained, interpretative trail with a 3-m-high wooden deck amidst a canopy of white stinkwood trees is the ideal place for bird enthusiasts to see birds in their natural environment.
  • Dogs on leashes are allowed on the trail
  • Registered community friends group in the area for coordinated activities
  • Free parking on the terrain
  • Ablution facilities are available

Visiting hours

Monday to Sunday – 09:00 – 15:00

Contact details

Use the following contact details for any enquiries:

  • Telephone: 012 358 1793/4.
  • Email:
  • Friends group: Friends of Bishop Bird Nature Area
  • Telephone: 082 577 3611
  • Email:


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