Kompas berg met Flaminke

Lesser Flamingos at our dam, with Compassberg in the background. Photo by Marius du Preez.

From big to small – Ganora has them all. Birding at Ganora is an extraordinary experience as the 4 000 hectare property features birds of the Karoo as well as Eastern Regional specialties. Come ramble around the farm on our five marked hiking trails and see what you can spot on the numerous dams. On the Canyon Walk you may see our pair of Verreaux's Eagles at their nest on the rock face. You may also encounter their latest youngster, who is just learning to fly.

The rare Black Stork can also be seen on occasion; White Storks, Sacred and Hadeda Ibis, Hamerkops, and Grey Herons are much more common. There are 5 pairs of Blue Crane nesting at Ganora, and as members of the Sneeuberg Blue Crane Conservancy, we are part of the annual census of this iconic South African species.

Please see more news on bird life at Ganora on our News pages, including White-faced Ducks and Lesser Flamingos on Ganora's dams.



Also see the research done by Dawie de Swardt on the African Rock Pipit / klipkoester of the area on page:


Please ask for our Bird Checklist when you visit. The checklist currently contains 182 species found on the farm.

Ganora Guestfarm is less than one hour's drive from one of South Africa's Important Bird Areas, Camdeboo National Park, which hosts 249 bird species.


Some of Ganora Guestfarm's Avian Inhabitants


Blue Crane. Photo by Robert Lockett


Secretarybird. Photo by George Brits.


Rock Kestrel. Photo by George Brits.


Malachite Sunbird. Photo by Robert Lockett.


White-throated Swallow. Photo by Robert Lockett.


Helen the Spotted Eagle-Owl. Learn more about Helen's rehabilitation here. Photo by Marius du Preez.



Karoo Prinia. Photo by Robert Lockett.

Klipkoester/ African Rock Pipit Taken by D.de Swardt

African Rock Pipit Taken by Dawie de Swardt.

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Email : info@ganora.co.za
GPS :  31°51'17.13"S   24°35'29.76"E

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