Bird Island lies about 100m off the shore of Lambert’s Bay on the Cape’s West Coast. It offers visitors a rare opportunity to see the blue-eyed Cape gannet up close. Bird Island is one of only six sites world-wide where Cape gannets breed, and it is the only breeding site easily accessible to the public.

The island, which is almost 3 hectares in size, is connected to the mainland via a breakwater. It is an important breeding and roosting site for seabirds, particularly Cape gannets and cormorants. Cape fur seals can be seen sunning themselves on the island’s rocks.

In the island’s well-situated gannet lookout, visitors can get close to the birds and witness their unique mating dances. The bird hide is signposted with interesting information about these seabirds and their habits.

The lookout provides an excellent vantage point for visitors to study the island’s gannets. There are signs across the island providing background information on the West Coast’s birds. Visitors should cross the breakwater carefully. Entrance is prohibited if rough seas make it too dangerous to cross the breakwater.

Opening Hours

Monday

7h30 - 18h00

Tuesday

7h30 - 18h00

Wednesday

7h30 - 18h00

Thursday

7h30 - 18h00

Friday

7h30 - 18h00

Saturday

7h30 - 18h00

Sunday

7h30 - 18h00

Address

Our Address:

Lamberts Bay

GPS:

-32.08999119890797, 18.302870968603543

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