Welcome to Cape Kidnappers
The birds nest as soon as they arrive, and eggs take about six weeks to hatch, with chicks arriving in early November. In March the gannets start their migration; by May they’re gone.
Early November to late February is the best time to visit. Take a tour or the walkway to the colony: it’s about five hours return from Clifton. En route are interesting cliff formations, rock pools, a sheltered picnic spot and the gaggling gannets themselves. The walk is tide-dependent: leave no earlier than three hours after high tide; start back no later than 1½ hours after low tide.