Tsitsikama - Plettenberg Bay

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 24,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed high
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Site summary
The Tsitsikamma National Park extends approximately 24 000 hectares and is situated in the De Vasselot area of the Eastern Cape. It stretches for about 80 km from the mouth of the Groot River at Nature's Valley in the west to another Groot River. At least 280 bird species have been recorded and the offshore stacks and islands hold breeding White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus and Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tsitsikama - Plettenberg Bay. Downloaded from on 06/12/2022.