Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages are located on Dragonwyck Farm, a small farm focussing on avocado production and propagating indigenous plants. The farm has patches of escarpment forest on it.
The birding on the farm is good, we have ticked 107 of the 130 birds listed for the 2350_3000 SABAP2 pentad. ( https://goo.gl/atsZ7o )
The Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages are within an easy drive to the following excellent birding areas.
Swartbosch Forest and Lesodi Trail
Randfontein Road, dry bushveld area in the Haenertsburg rain shadow.
Kudus Valley road down to the lowveld
Serala Wilderness Area, highland grassveld.
More distant day drives can be undertaken to the Polokwan Game Reserve and Hans Merensky Game Reserve.
The nine pentads ( https://goo.gl/bvYDjj ) surrounding Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages have a total species list of 437 birds.
In this blog I will attempt to record visits to surrounding birding spots. We will map the routes and highlight good birding sites and birds seen.