This series of 12 pans is situation along the national road just off the R346 coming out of King William’s Town. See map:
The pans are home to many waterbirds and in summer there are many visiting waders. The list of birds seen at these pans is impressive.
A quick list from early Spring:
Baillon's crake, African swamphen, Cape teal, Cape shoveler, Levaillant's cisticola, Lesser swamp warbler, Red-billed teal, Yellow-billed ducks, Egyptian goose, South African shelduck, African stonechat, African sacred ibis, Little grebe, Red-knobbed coot, White-faced duck, Southern Pochard, African Black duck, Black crake, Squacco heron, Yellow-billed kite, Little Rush warbler, Cape longclaw, Brown-throated martin, White-throated swallow, White-rumped swift, Black-crowned Night-heron, Lesser Striped swallow, African Reed warbler, African rail, Pearl-breasted swallow, African spoonbills, African Marsh-harrier, Fan-tailed widowbird, Cape wagtails , Little bittern , Purple heron , African Fish-eagle, Black-shoulderd kite, Pin-tailed wydah, Three-banded plover, Grey and Black-headed herons, Western Cattle egrets, Black-winged stilt, Malachite, Pied, Gaint & Brown-hooded kingfishers, White-backed duck, Spurwing goose, Bokmakierie, Diederik cuckoo, Cape weaver, Whiskered tern, Red bishop, Reed & White-breasted Cormorants, African Pipit, Dark-capped Yellow Warbler, Cape Sparrow, Cape Canary and Yellow-fronted Canary
Due to the location of the pans, it is wise to go in a group of about 3 or 4 people. Park alongside the tar road and climb through a small pedestrian stile in the fence.