Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 1,500 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high near favourable high
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Site summary
The IBA, which lies within the South African mistbelt, includes the village of Kaapse Hoop. This small site once held the largest Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea breeding population in Mpumalanga. The swallows were concentrated in the remaining 461 ha of grassland lying south of Kaapse Hoop village.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kaapsehoop. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.