About the Vulture Hide conservation project

Scheduled** 2hr vulture viewing visits
for July to September 2017
R100.00** per person

15 July 2017 (Sat) 0900-1100
29 July 2017 (Sat) 0900-1100 CONFIRMED Limited spaces available
05 August 2017 (Sat) 0900-1100 CONFIRMED Limited spaces available
12 August 2017 (Sat) 0900-1100
19 August 2017 (Sat) 0900-1100
26 August 2017 (Sat) 0900-1100 FULLY BOOKED
02 September 2017 CLOSED
09 September 2017 (Sat) 0830-1030
16 September 2017 (Sat) 0830-1030
23 September 2017 (Sat) 0830-1030
30 September 2017 (Sat) 0830-1030

To book one of the scheduled visits or to arrange a date of your choice** please email:
**based on minimum of 3 people per group for visit to take place and subject to change.

(Minimum 24hrs notice required)

The Barry Porter Memorial Vulture Viewing Hide overlooks a 'vulture restaurant' on the site of a breeding colony of over 120 Cape Vultures, which is incorporated in the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
Important Bird Area.
With a threatened global population of just c8,000* Cape Vultures, this is a very significant colony.

The hide gives you the opportunity to observe and photograph these majestic birds at close range.

This Rüppell’s Griffon appeared at the Oribi Cape Vulture colony during 2012.
(Photo Andre Botha)

This site is NOT open to the general public, so your booking is for exclusive use of the hide for the day.
Visitors are escorted by Oribi Vulture Viewing Hide  volunteers, who will also take you to the cliff edge to watch and photograph the vultures as they soar along the ridge.

2 hour vulture viewing site visits are also available.

Funds received will be used to maintain the hide, site and vulture restaurant. Surplus funds will be used to assist other conservation projects

  For rates and booking details
please see the Rates & Bookings page.

To see more images taken at the site, visit our facebook group.

* 2003 estimate.
Reference Roberts VII