Limpopo Birding Routes

  • Mopani Camp Sunset, Kruger National Park - Joe Grosel
  • Klein Letaba River, Giyani - Joe Grosel
  • Crested Guineafowl - Derek Engelbrecht
  • Spoonbill - San3 de Wet
  • Mapungubwe, Limpopo River Valley - Sarah Venter
  • European Roller - Dalena Mostert
  • Birding at Kurisa Moya - Joe Grosel

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• See our 'Big 10' hit-list of birding specials for each region

• Get the latest news on sightings and exciting events

• Meet Limpopo’s top bird guides who will help you find those elusive specials

• Discover many other great things to do during your Limpopo adventure

Upcoming Events

Kruger National Park Birding Weekends

26 January 2018 - 11 February 2018

SANParks Honorary Rangers: West Rand Region presents the 20th Annual Kruger National Park Birding Weekends, from 26 January until 11 February 2018.

Book now and boost your birding skills and assist with vital conservation work; all proceeds from these weekends are used exclusively for conservation efforts. Enjoy dawn and evening drives, guided by experienced birding experts. Choose from Main Camps and Bushveld Camps in the Kruger National Park. Prices range from R3 135 to R3 933 per person, depending on the camp you select.

| westrandbirders@gmail.com | www.sanparksvolunteers.org |

EcoTraining Birding in the Bush Course

20 February 2018 - 26 February 2018

The 7 days Birding in the Bush Course gets birding enthusiasts on their way to EcoTraining’s bush camps in prime wildlife areas and partake in wilderness walks or game drives twice a day. This course has been designed to broaden and enrich participants’ knowledge and skills by educating them about the fascinating world of birds. Although there are some lectures, it is very much a practical course, with hours spent out in the field to learn how to successfully identify birds by sight and sound. Topics you will learn on the course include: evolution, anatomy and physiology, habitats and environments, bird identification, bird behaviour and ethics. Contact EcoTraining for further details of the next course.

| 013 752 2532 | enquiries@ecotraining.co.za | www.ecotraining.co.za |

Raptor Course

22 February 2018 - 25 February 2019

SANParks Honorary Rangers Limpopo Region invite you to join leading birding expert and ecologist Joe Grosel on an exciting three day programme which introduces participants to a practical identification system whereby the entire region’s raptor species can be recognised. Apart from the identification aspect, interesting subjects relating to the life histories and ecology of each species is also covered. The event will take place in the Letaba Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park, which due to its locality, offers some of the best raptor viewing on the continent. Activities for the weekend will include morning and afternoon bird and game spotting drives on open game-viewing vehicles in the company of Joe Grosel and Park Rangers. All proceeds from the weekend will be for the Honorary Rangers Environmental Fund.

For more information contact Charles Hardy:

| 083 457 1721 | charlois1044@gmail.com |

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Latest News & Sightings

Magoebaskloof Birds and Forest Festival

22 October 2017

Limpopo Birding Routes, with the support of Limpopo Tourism Agency, was proud to host the Magoebaskloof Birds and Forest Festival at the Magoebaskloof Hotel from 19-22 November 2017. With a fantastic line-up of top-quality presentations by experts in their field, and excursions led by Limpopo’s top guides, the festival really had something for everyone and was extremely well supported, attracting participants from far and wide.The programme began on a high note with a gala dinner on Thursday evening, with an unforgettable keynote speech delivered by Dr Warwick Tarboton. The following two days were packed full with fascinating talks on subjects ranging from orchids to eagles; as well as excursions to South Africa’s best Afromontane Forest birding sites and the critically endangered Woodbush Granite Grassland.

During the weekend Professor Derek Engelbrecht and his colleagues conducted bird ringing sessions in a nearby forest patch, which provided valuable research data on the special forest bird species; and also afforded participants the unique privilege of seeing these elusive birds up close and personal. Nature enthusiasts of all ages joined the family walks on Sunday morning and had fun in the forest while learning about birds and preserving their precious habitats.

The festival was a resounding success with guests enthusing about the enriching and enlightening presentations; the excellent meals, service and warm hospitality at the hotel, and the exceptional experiences of the weekend. 

Getaway Show 2017

25 September 2017

Limpopo Birding Routes once again exhibited at the Limpopo Tourism Agency stand at the Getaway Show in Johannesburg from 23 – 25 September 2017. The spectacular Limpopo stand was well-situated and inviting, receiving many comments and compliments. Our intriguing ‘All eyes on the Limpopo Province’ banner was an eye-catching feature with many interested visitors approaching for a closer look and attempt at identifying the various birds eyes.

The three day event was well attended and there was a constant stream of interested visitors to the Limpopo stand. It was a pleasure to be part of the dynamic Limpopo team and we are most grateful to Limpopo Tourism Agency for the opportunity to participate in this popular tourism marketing event and introducing birding in Limpopo to a wide market.

African Bird Fair 2017

10 September 2017

Limpopo Birding Routes joined other birding-related exhibitors at the second BirdLife South Africa ‘African Bird Fair’ in the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden from 9 – 10 September 2017. The venue was stunning, the weather gorgeous and the turn-out impressive.

Independent Bird Guide Samson Mulaudzi was there to talk to birders from around Gauteng and beyond. Many visitors to our stand had already been birding at a Limpopo destination, many more are now planning a trip here soon!

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