Kamfers Dam, just minutes by road from Kimberley, is famous among birdwatchers for its huge population of Lesser Flamingos. The wetland may be home to over 200 species of birds and a national heritage site, but there’s no doubt that the main attraction is the biggest population of flamingos in southern Africa
The flamingos flock to the dam to feed on the naturally-occurring algae and to breed on the artificial S-shaped island in the middle of the dam, which was built by a generous mining company. As the only breeding area for the species in the country Kamfers Dam has become a massively important ecological area and tourist attraction.
November to March are the breeding months, although the flamingos are there all year round. September and October can be spectacularly good, with up to 50 000 lesser flamingos visible