Pabala is a remarkable Private Nature Reserve that features three (3) eco-biomes, close to the Baviaans Mega Reserve (world heritage site) in the malaria free Eastern Cape.
Pabala is located between Loerie and Hankey in the Gamtoos Valley (Gamtoos meaning ‘Roaring Lion’).
Besides some spectacular Birding opportunities for both viewing collectors and photographers, we also offer hidden gem accommodations and authentic experiences which compliments the reserve as it includes Game Drives with viewing of exotic game species; Craft Distilled Gin, Rum & Vodka with a twist of Wine Tasting and getting up close with some life changing information about our pollinators – the all important Honey Bee!
For an Authentic Birding Conservation Bush Adventure, this haven is hard to beat.
ACCESSIBLE WITH 2X4 SEDAN VEHICLE
SELF GAME DRIVES
FIELD GUIDE BOOKS
INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS
Pabala offers birding opportunities that spreads across three (3) eco-biomes:
1. River Ravine
2. Valley Thicket
Apart for the eco-biomes Pabala also offers nature reserve plains that bring forth a different feathered buddies for our viewing. During June 2023 Eastern Cape Birding visited the Reserve and spotted a whopping 148 species of birds in just 24 hours.
River Ravine Biome - lotic ecosystem as Pabala borders' the Gamtoos River Valley Thicket Biome Fynbos Biome Reserve Plains where antelope roam freely
Knysan Turaco, Lesser Flamingo, Southern Tchagra, Blue Crane, Knysna Woodpecker, Knysna Warbler, Malachite Sunbird, Olive Woodpecker, Martial Eagle, Rock Kestrel, Cape Eagle Owl