Oyster Bay Reserve | Attraction
Mossel Bay’s 330 hectare Oyster Bay Reserve – which recently opened with a number of walking trails – has now also opened its first bird hide.
The Reserve, which was established in terms of the Record of Decision for the development of the Pinnacle Point Golf Estate, aims to protect the environment while providing community-based opportunities for the people of Mossel Bay.
Birders are likely to see species such as the Cape penduline tit, bokmakierie, Cape white-eye, Cape-sugar bird, malachite sunbird, speckled mouse-bird, Cape robin, Cape canary, jackal buzzard, southern red bishop, Egyptian goose, black-headed heron, helmeted guinea fowl, red–knobbed coot, and Cape francolin on the reserve.
Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm said that the addition of a bird hide will make the Reserve even more attractive to visitors.
“Having assets like this in a town like Mossel Bay is vital because we’re all about offering our visitors many different things to do – and birding has an incredibly large following amongst both South African and foreign visitors,” she said.
The Oyster Bay Reserve is situated alongside the approach road to the Garden Route Casino. Visitors should call 044 693 3429 to arrange personal, guided tours.
From Mossel Bay
1. Head south on Louis Fourie Rd towards 11th Ave - 3.0 km
2. Turn left onto Essenhout St - 1.2 km
3. Turn right onto Seemeeu Rd - 850 m
4. Turn left onto Spekboom St - 1.1 km
5. Turn left - 350 m
The Oyster Bay Reserve is situated alongside the approach road to the Garden Route Casino.
- Family Entertainment
- Game & Wildlife
- Hiking Trails
- Nature Reserves
- Walks & Hiking