Overberg Wheatbelt

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (1998)
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Area: 603,540 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 very unfavourable very high 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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Overberg Wheatbelt. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.