At certain suitable vulture restaurants, viewing hides have been built to enable researchers, volunteers, photographers and the general public to get close to these treasured birds without disturbing them.
The N3 Toll Concession, through a partnership with the Wildlands Conservation Trust, funded the development of three vulture hides, two in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park (at Giants Castle and Cathedral Peak) and improved facilities at the existing hide at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The project has added significant eco-tourism value to the respective protected areas, as well as underwrite the ongoing development and viability of the N3TC Tourism Gateway project.
These vulture hides and feeding sites enable volunteers to get actively involved by visiting hides, carrying out monitoring and reporting work, and thereby contributing to the conservation of the species. They also provide ideal facilities for ongoing monitoring for detailed Bearded Vulture research projects.
For more information on visiting a hide, contact us, or the following contact numbers below. Note that booking is essential.
Cathedral Peak – Didima Camp 036 488 1332
Giants Castle – e-Kznwildlife Central Reservations 033 845 1000
Golden Gate – Glen Reenen Camp 058 255 0909
Kampenveldt – 079 877 5396
Oribi Gorge – 072 893 3794