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 David Letsoalo

David Letsoalo is based in the birding hotspot of Magoebaskloof, Limpopo near the renowned Woodbush Drive. In 2007, he won the BirdLife South Africa’s Eagle Award for being the best local guide in South Africa and is on the BirdLife South Africa Council, representing South Africa’s bird guides. He runs the Birds In Trees project which combines greening schools with education programmes highlighting conservation issues and has been involved with Blue Swallow, Cape Parrot and Bat Hawk monitoring. David is a trustee for the Ben de Boer Trust which empowers Limpopo Bird guides and he mentors these Bird Guides and assists in training workshops.

Birding outings with David are the only way to really see the elusive forest birds. David has ‘stakeouts’ for the specials like the Cape Parrot, Bat Hawk, Black-fronted Bush-shrike, Narina Trogon, Green Twinspot, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, Knysna Turaco, White-starred Robin, Orange Ground Thrush, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Barratt’s Warbler, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Olive Woodpecker, Chorister Robin-chat, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Magpie Mannikin, Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk, African Crowned Eagle and many more.

He offers guided walks on Kurisa Moya to the various habitats on the farm as well as longer outings to the local birding hot-spots like Woodbush Forest Drive, Mamabolo Grasslands, the montane grasslands, Polokwane Game Reserve and environs or down to the tropical lowveld of Tzaneen and northern Kruger Park. David is a living legend in the birding world. He has been the focus of numerous magazine and newspaper articles in South Africa and overseas and has been interviewed for television and radio many times.
Tel: +27 (0) 15 276 1131 | Cel: +27 (0) 82 200 4596 | e-mail:|  | 


 Paul Nkhumane

Based in the Magoebaskloof area of Limpopo Province, Paul Nkhumane has access to the famous Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge and Woodbush Forest Drive, which attracts birders from around the world. He offers guided birding walks in Kurisa Moya’s forest or longer outings down Wooebush Forest Drive to find specials such as the Black-fronted Bush-shrike, Narina Trogon, Green Twinspot, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, Knysna Turaco, Rufous-chsted Sparrowhawk, White-starred Robin, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Barrat’s Warbler, Orange Ground Thrush, Chorister Robin-chat and other forest specials and then on to the Bat Hawk nesting site at New Agatha and the Magpie Mannikins in Tzaneen.

He can also show birders the Guerney’s Sugarbird at Greatheads and the Short-clawed Lark at the Mamabolo Grasslands. If you are still looking for the elusive Black Fronted Bush Shrike or Green Twinspots, Paul is the man to contact. Paul is involved in the Birds in Trees Project in the Magoebaskloof area and conducts research on the Cape Parrot for the Greater Limpopo Birding routes. Paul is one of the top five guides in Limpopo.
Tel: +27 (0) 15 276 1131 | Cel: +27 (0) 82 200 4596 | e-mail:|  | 

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