Overberg Wheatbelt

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (1998)
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Area: 300,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high very unfavourable low
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Site summary
Located at the southern tip of the African continent, this large agricultural district stretches from Caledon to Riversdale and encompasses the area south of these two towns, running between the coastal towns of Hermanus and Stilbaai and extending approximately 300 000 hectares. The Overberg holds the large Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus populations.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Overberg Wheatbelt. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.