Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 770 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 near favourable high 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 Area factsheet: Kaapsehoop. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.