Agulhas Plain - Heuningnes Estuary

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (1998)
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Area: 9,000 ha

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Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high very unfavourable medium
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Site summary
This complex wetland system is located at the southern tip of the African continent 25 km south of Bredasdorp and consists of the Nuwejaarsrivier and its associated marshes, Soetendalsvlei and the Heuningnes River and its estuary, the latter is located in De Mond Nature Reserve.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agulhas Plain - Heuningnes Estuary. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.