Bird Island

West Coast & Swartland

Sitting just 100m from the mainland, Bird Island is an important breeding site for the Cape gannet. You'll likely spot Cape fur seals too. The island is accessible on foot via a breakwater. There's a bird hide and plenty of informative signage.

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Nearby West Coast & Swartland attractions

1. Teubes Family Wines

28.52 MILES

As well as wine tasting, there are cellar tours and olive tastings. Cheese platters and pizzas are available on weekends if you book ahead.

2. Namaqua Wines

28.76 MILES

The largest winery in the region is best known for its easy-drinking boxed wine. You can do a casual tasting or try pairing the wines with chocolate or…