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Fish Eagle Trail

Fish Eagles fly and swoop. With precision they have an uncanny ability to snatch a fish from water while in full flight, their body following a predetermined trajectory that their magnificent wings support and execute their hunting mission.

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Two such creatures exist in an area in the Robertson Wine Valley and so much so that a trail is named after them. Located on van Loveren wine estate, the Fish Eagle Hiking Trail is such a trail, making its way in and around the hills and valleys where these birds reside.

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For the downloadable GPS track and waypoints, visit here.

From flat dirt roads to technical, rocky single track trails, this moderately easy trail takes in breath-taking views over the valley that makes one feel like flying, flying and swooping like a Fish Eagle.

This post tells a Tale of my run on this trail.

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Both en-route and on return from the hills, one crosses the Breede River.

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Waypointed information signs make this trail not only adventurous, yet culturally and environmentally relevant.

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Technical underfoot!

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Breede River panoramas.

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Running along the crest of the hills, this trail undulates up and down.

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Heart for farmers…

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Appreciating water…

Fish Eagle photo credit: https://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/blog/amazing-fish-eagle-photography-by-odp-members/