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OUTING – Wildevoëlvlei and Kommetjie Leaders: Gillian Barnes and Marilyn Metcalfe.

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Kommetjie Lighthouse & The Kom - Otto Schmidt

NB. It is essential that you book your place with Gillian in the week before this outing.

Meet at 08h30. We will spend about an hour at the Wildevoëlvlei Waste Water Treatment Works, where we should see Water Thick-knee, Yellow-billed Duck, Cape Teal, Cape Shoveler, Southern Pochard, Little Grebe, Levaillant’s Cisticola, African Marsh Harrier, Reed and White-breasted Cormorant.
It is not a very large area and is an easy walk. From here we will proceed to the boat launching parking area at The Kom (Kommetjie).

Marilyn will guide us on a walk around the island and then along the boardwalk to the lighthouse and back. Easy walking all on the level. Birds expected: cormorants, seabirds (if the northwester is blowing), bush birds like Karoo Prinia and Cape Grassbird. Also sunbirds along the path if the aloes are still flowering. Spotted Thick-knee, Glossy and African Sacred Ibis and gulls at the boat launch. Bring along your own refreshments, which we can enjoy at the Kom.

Directions to Wildevoëlvlei Waste Water Treatment Works: From Ou Kaapse Weg or Fish Hoek, take Kommetjie Road (M65) and continue past Masiphumelele until you see the signs for the Waste Depot. Turn right into Wildevoëlvlei Road and travel a short distance to the end. The gate to the treatment works is on the left. The security guard will ask you to sign a register. There is limited parking at the office so please share lifts. Gillian will arrange for any overflow to park closer to the
maturation ponds.


Marilyn Metcalf
Gillian Barnes


Lighthouse Road
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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