Cape Griffon Vulture, Gyps coprotheres

Manyelanong Hill

This sandstone hill with a sheer, high cliff-face at its southern end lies just south-east of the village of Otse in the hardveld of south-east Botswana. The entire hill was declared a Game Reserve in 1965 and the cliff and its lower wooded slope was fenced off to protect the important nesting population of Cape Griffon Vultures. There is no public access within this area except by permission from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Although the Cape Griffon Vulture once nested on nearby, similar sandstone hills, at present  the only other breeding colonies in Botswana are in the Tswapong Hills. Check List