Nyl River Floodplain

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 16,000 ha

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Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 very high very unfavourable medium
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Site summary
The Nyl River forms a 70 km long, 16 000 ha grass floodplain, one of the largest in South Africa. It runs from 10 km south of Mookgopong north to Mokopane. This is the largest wetland of its kind in South Africa and it is basically a grass-dominated, seasonally inundated floodplain which can hold thousands of waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nyl River Floodplain. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023.