The small village of Ebenhaezer is surrounded by a predominantly farming community that produces mainly lucerne (alfalfa), beans and coriander. Ebenhaezer and Papendorp overlook the Olifants River Estuary. The nearby wetlands of the Olifants River Estuary are an important habitat for migratory birds and for many other species of birds. The main source of income of the residents of Papendorp is derived from fishing in the estuary.

Fauna And Flora

Wild flowers: From July to September the entire region turns into a floral wonderland.

Olifants River Estuary: The wetlands estuary is a bird paradise and gives bird-watchers ample opportunities to spot many species of birds.

Whale-watching: Ebenhaezer and Papendorp are often used as a base from where to visit the beaches to watch whales during the whale season (June to November).

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