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 Mafefe Orrie Baragwanath Pass

This 45 km route descends the Drakensberg mountains following the Magabane river starting at Mafefe about 60km south of Polokwane and ends at Ofcolaco after traveling through the Legalameetsi Nature Reserve. The road is a 4 x 4 track for about 15km that takes you through riverine habitat offering a variety of bushveld birds, as well as Cape Vulture Verraux’s Eagle and Rock Kestrel. It then becomes a tar road that leads through a the Grasslands of the Downs, in the Legalameetsi Nature Reserve, in this area look out for Cloud, Wing-snapping and Croaking Cisticola as well as Gurney’s Sugarbirds, and Malachite Sunbirds. As you head down the escarpment you will travel through forests that hold Cape Parrot, White-starred Robin and Orange Ground Thrush. Once in the lowveld look out for bushveld birds like Grey-headed Bushshrike, Emerald Spotted Wood-Dove and White-browed Scrub-Robin. The route takes a full day to complete if birded slowly and an entrance fee is required to be paid at the Legalameetsi Nature Reserve. Directions: From Polokwane take the R37 south, after about 60km turn left to Mafefe. Once in the village of Mafefe, after about 30km, follow the road to the left and follow the river, this will take you onto the Orrie Baragwanath pass. A high clearance vehicle is needed and enquire about the road conditions after heavy rain.
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 The Wolkberg 4 x 4 Trail

This trail is being developed. It will start in the Bewaarkloof passing Verreaux’s Eagle and Lanner Falcon nest sites and continue through spectacular grassland where you can look out for Wing-snapping; Croaking and Wailing Cisticola, Denham’s Bustard, Cape Rock Thrush, Buff-streaked Chat, Broadtailed Warbler and Malachite Sunbird. The trail also passes through forest patches that hold Cape Parrot, Red-capped Robin Chat, White-starred Robin, African Emerald Cuckoo and Yellow-throated Woodland Warbler. The trail will cross various streams and tufa waterfalls where the participants can cool off. The trail will end up on the Orrie Baragawanth pass and Legalameetse Nature Reserve.
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