Come and visit
Would you like to see the bison yourself? That's possible! These are your options:
Next to the largest dune lake of the bison area Kraansvlak. During hot summer days frequently visited by the bison.
The bison regularly pass the lake to drink water from the little lake near the Observation pont. Also, they often graze or eat acorns under the big oaks along the enclosure fence at the path from the railway tunnel towards the Observation point. Sometimes they can be spotted from this path.
A walking path within the bison area, marked with yellow capped poles. This trail is closed during the bird breeding season.
- Project brochure includes a map indicating the Bison Trail
As of September 1st until the start of the bird breeding season (1st of March) the Bison Trail is open to visitors on a daily base.
UPDATE: BISON TRAIL CLOSED UNTIL 20th JANUARY: Currently there are field activities taking place in the bison area. Despite the information signs at the entrances of the trail, volunteers which can clarify guidelines and our efforts to make people aware about the importance to follow the set guidelines, a number of visitors is deliberately going off trail. This cannot be combined with the current field activities. Therefore we have decided to close the Bison trail from November 20th until further notice.
At 'by yourself' some important rules are mentioned which visitors should take into account. In addition, information panels are given at the entrances and exits of the path that is marked with yellow capped poles. You are more than welcome to walk the trail and with some luck you get the magnificent bison, with a distance between you and the animals of at least 50 meters, in sight!
The bison are regularly spotted from the Duinpieperspad. This is a paved path for recreationists (no cars allowed) located along the western border of the bison area. So in case you can not or do not like to go into the area using the Bison Trail, or the Trail is closed, still you have a chance to see the bison from this path.
Bison excursion in Kraansvlak
Together with a professional guide go look for the bison in the Kraansvlak dune area.
Although there is never a hundred percent guarantee that the bison will be spotted seen -they are living in a hilly and over 300 hectares large area- the guide do his / her best to find the animals for you. During the excursion the guide will provide plenty of additional informed about the project, the animals and th beautiful area.
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