The 19 hectare island is fairly flat which allows our guests close-up views of the Cape gannets and African penguins which nest on the island. The Bird Island group also consists of Stag Island, Seal Island, and Black Rocks.
Black Rocks is home to 4 000 playful Cape fur seals and guests also have a good chance of seeing great white sharks as they feed in this area. These islands are nearly 60 km away from Port Elizabeth, making it a half-day excursion, so it needs as early a departure as possible.
The Bird Island group, along with the St Croix Island group, recently became part of the Addo Elephant National Park, allowing rangers to patrol the islands in aid of conservation efforts to protect the African penguin population.
As they are Marine Protected Areas, please note that guests are not allowed to actually go on to the islands.
Photos courtesy of Raggy Charters.
R 3000 per person (minimum of 4 required - only done on request)
72 hour advance booking by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is essential.
Full payment is required if not a guest of the Lodge.
This activity is weather dependent and full refunds will be made in the event that the activity is cancelled as a result of weather conditions.