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The ideal place to see various Karoo endemics on self-drive viewings during the Park’s allowed driving times.

Birding season is at its peak from August to October, when the region may also unpredictably burst into flower. However, the majority of the specials (with the possible exception of Black-headed Canary, Ludwig’s Bustard and Black-eared Finchlark) are accessible year-round with a little effort.

Not to be missed is the annual Tankwa Karoo Birding Bonanza held during April, where birders, beginners to expert twitchers, can have a friendly competition to test their knowledge against others. The event is hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers and has various sponsors.

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