Cape Vultures in South Africa

Drew Weber3 Comments

Nesting and living in a massive river gorge that creates the border of the Mkambati Nature Reserve is one of the largest remaining colonies of the threatened Cape Vulture (aka Cape Griffon). This massive old-world vulture species is pretty much the only vulture species present along the southeastern coast of southern Africa and I was lucky enough to visit the species’ stronghold at the Mkambati Nature Reserve a few weeks ago. It was a life-changing experience to stand on the edge of the cliffs that create the river gorge and see hundreds of these vultures circling below me.

Cape Vulture

Cape Vulture

Cape Vultures can be seen circling in the upper right corner of the photo