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Platbakkies Farm Retreat is a working farm right on the Namaqualand/Bushmanland border. Platbakkies offers guests comfortable accommodation, freshly made boerekos, farm experiences, 4x4 routes, hiking/biking/trailrunning trails, high dark quality for stargazing, a variety of endemic succulents,- birdlife and -reptiles and much more.

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  • SELF DRIVES AND WALKS

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  • BIRD CHECKLISTS

  • FIELD GUIDE BOOKS

BIRDERS OVERVIEW

BIRD SPECIALS

Red Lark, Grey-backed Sparrow Lark, Black-eared Sparrow Lark, Lark-like Bunting, Rufous-eared Warbler, Namaqua Sandgrouse, Karoo Korhaan, Stark's Lark, Spike-healed Lark, Cinnamon Breasted Warbler, Karoo Eremomela, Ludwig's Bustard, Dusky Sunbird, Ring-necked Dove, Common Swift, Rock Kestrel, Capped Wheatear, Pied Crow, Tractrac Chat, Bokmakierie, Cape Penduline Tit, Namaqua Dove, Chat Flycatcher, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Southern Black Korhaan, Speckled Pigeon, Yellow Canary, Cape Sparrow, Familiar Chat, Karoo Chat, Greater Kestrel, Cape Bunting, Red-headed Finch, Pale-winged Starling, Rock Martin

INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS:

Most birdwatchers come to Platbakkies to see the Red Lark as it is also endemic to our area. No guest was ever disappointed. We have so many Red Larks here! Guests are welcome to drive/wander freely on our 7000ha farm of which about 5000ha is sandy dunes with grass field and the other 2000ha is Namaqualand klipkoppe where the Cinnamon Breasted Warbler and Karoo Eremomela is often seen. We assist guests with advice of where birds have been spotted recently, etc. Here on Platbakkies we also have a special late breakfast option for birders who go out early to spend the best time of the day out looking for a specific bird.

Sandy dunes, grass fields, Namaqualand klipkoppe

HABITATS

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