Birding in Limpopo

Experience | Activities in Limpopo | Wildlife Experiences
Birding

Limpopo offers some of the best birding experience in Southern Africa. Over 600 bird species have been recorded in the province of which 420 birds are resident.

Habitats range from vast tracts of montane grassland to afro-temperate forests, bushveld and wetlands.

Service providers: Birding

  • Ant's Nest & Ant's Hill Waterberg Region - Modimolle
    ant nest

    Both Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill offer the opportunity for some of the greatest game viewing in the African bush, from horseback.

    You can canter along open sandy tracks or traverse high ridges with spectacular vistas. The pace can be as fast or relaxed as the riders would like.

    Often we can get so close to the game that the experience remains unforgettable. Accommodation is also available!

    More info's

    PO Box 441, Vaalwater 0530
    Tel.: 14 755 3584, Fax: 14 755 4941
    E-mail: reservations@waterberg.net, Website: www.waterberg.net
  • Birding Soutpansberg and Venda Eco Tours Vhembe Region - Makhado
    birding

    Birding Soutpansberg and Venda Eco Tours is run by professionaly qualified Tour guide Samson Mulaudzi.It is about self guided tours around Soutpansberg and Venda.

    Specialised on birding and cultural trips in remote areas in Venda and Soutpansberg.Places to visit include local artists visit,wood carvers,pottery-Venda land of legend,lake Fundudzi,Thathe vondo sacred forest,Phiphidi Waterfalls etc.

    Birding Trips to birding hotspots in the Soutpansberg-Hanglip Forest,Roodewal Nature Reserve,Entabeni Forest,Albasini Dam,Thohoyandou Botanical Garden and Luvuvhu River.

    More info's

    Makhado,Limpopo
    Tel.: 083 662 9960, Mobile: 0836629960, Fax: 0862170006
    E-mail: mulaudzims@gmail.com, Website: www.birdingsoutpansberg-venda.co.za
  • Birding Soutpansberg and Venda Eco Tours Vhembe Region - Makhado
    birding

    Birding Soutpansberg and Venda Eco Tours is run by professionaly qualified Tour guide Samson Mulaudzi.It is about self guided tours around Soutpansberg and Venda.

    Specialised on birding and cultural trips in remote areas in Venda and Soutpansberg.Places to visit include local artists visit,wood carvers,pottery-Venda land of legend,lake Fundudzi,Thathe vondo sacred forest,Phiphidi Waterfalls etc.

    Birding Trips to birding hotspots in the Soutpansberg-Hanglip Forest,Roodewal Nature Reserve,Entabeni Forest,Albasini Dam,Thohoyandou Botanical Garden and Luvuvhu River.

    More info's

    Makhado,Limpopo
    Tel.: 083 662 9960, Mobile: 0836629960, Fax: 0862170006
    E-mail: mulaudzims@gmail.com, Website: www.birdingsoutpansberg-venda.co.za
  • Bushtec Tours and SafarisVhembe Region - Musina
    bushtec tours and safari

    Bushtec Tours and Safaris arrange Guided Tours, Photographic Safaris, Birding Tours, Hunting Safaris and Transfers in the Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park areas.

    Tours throughout South Africa can also be arranged.We specialize in tailor-made tours and safaris to fit every clients needs and preferred areas of travel.Accommodation varies depending on our clients needs and full tour itineraries are supplied to client before arrival.

    Bushtec Tours and Safaris do single booking tours, meaning that you, your friends or family will be alone on the tour with the tour guide. We are committed to fulfilling your dreams of a wonderful tour to a beautiful country.
    You will arrive as a stranger, but leave as a friend of Bushtec Tours and Safaris.

    More info's

    Farm Bandelierkop, Vhembe
    Tel.: 15 516 6617, Mobile: 83 414 6023,
    E-mail: info@bushtectours.co.za, Website: www.bushtectours.co.za
  • EcoPod Birding & Wildlife Photography SafarisMopani Region - Tzaneen
    ecopod birding

    EcoPod Birding & Wildlife Photography Safris is a  specialized birding and wildlife photography excursions operator operating throughout Limpopo Province at various Private Nature Reserves and Game Farms. 

    We conduct out excursions by way of quality, portable hides that we temporaliry set up at  birding and animal activity hotspots such as watering holes and river systems. Acompanying each group is a Proffesional Guide, offering expert bush and animal knoledge whilst ensuring the safety of our clients. 

    By request catering and accommodation is also arranged ranging from luxury lodges to tented camps.

    More info's

    21 C Peace St, Tzaneen, 0850
    Tel.: 15 307 3606, Mobile: + 27 (0)83 2887485, Fax: 15 3073080
    E-mail: louw@polygon.co.za,
  • Ecotrek SafarisSekhukhune Region - Ba-Phalaborwa
    Ecotrek Safaris

    The world renowned Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Its unspoiled and untamed environment offers an unparalleled diversity of wild animals and plants... And it is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular wildlife.

    EcoTrek Safaris offers guests thrilling game drives in our open game viewing safari vehicle. The excitement and intensity of close encounters with lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhino and all the other animals from an open vehicle is a once in a lifetime experience.

    More info's

    112 Jansen Crescent, Phalaborwa, 1389
    Tel.: 015 781 3540, Mobile: +27 (0) 72 783 4281, Fax: 015 781 2322
    E-mail: craig@ecotrek.co.za, Website: www.ecotrek.co.za
  • Elephant SpringsWaterberg Region - Bela-Bela
    Elephant Springs

    Has a restaurant on site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Ladies bar with pool table, casino slots and street side deck to enjoy sundowners.

    We also  have 3 conference venues.  Mobile spa services on offer.

    More info's

    Tel.: +27 (0) 14 736 2101,
    E-mail: info@elephantsprings.co.za, Website: www.elephantsprings.co.za
  • Elephant SpringsWaterberg Region - Bela-Bela
    Elephant Springs

    Has a restaurant on site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Ladies bar with pool table, casino slots and street side deck to enjoy sundowners.

    We also  have 3 conference venues.  Mobile spa services on offer.

    More info's

    Tel.: +27 (0) 14 736 2101,
    E-mail: info@elephantsprings.co.za, Website: www.elephantsprings.co.za
  • Greater Limpopo Birding RoutesWaterberg Region, Capricorn Region, Vhembe Region, Mopani Region, Sekhukhune Region - Bela-Bela, Polokwane, Makhado, Ba-Phalaborwa
    Greater Limpopo Birding Routes

    Co-ordinator for Birding routes and tours within the Limpopo Province. There are a number of species that are easier to find in the Limpopo Province than in the rest of the country.

    These are Short-clawed Lark, Shelley's Francolin, Grey-headed Parrot, African Broadbill, Crested Guineafowl. In addition to this, many Central and East African bird species reach their southern-most distribution here and thus will not be found anywhere else in the country. T

    hese include species such as Black-fronted Bushshrike, Arnott's Chat, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove, Racket-tailed Roller, Senegal Coucal and Tropical Boubou.

    More info's

    PO Box 280, Haenertsburg 730
    Tel.: 15 276 1131 , Fax: 15 276 1131
    E-mail: contactus@limpopobirding.com, Website: www.limpopobirding.com
  • Kwenga Safari LodgeMopani Region - Maruleng
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    Early morning and evening game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Safari vehicles and together with Guided foot Safaris are included in the quoted rates.

    Walks and drives are conducted by qualified Rangers. Sundowners are enjoyed at various breathtaking scenic spots.

    All of our staff at Umhlametsi are experienced, qualified and dedicated to the conservation of the Reserve. You are encouraged to experience a bush walk where you will be amazed by the intricate wonders of the African bush.

    This is where the Umhalmetsi experience is so different and dedicated. The Rangers point out not only the Big 5 but all the other fascinating components of the Fauna and Flora that are often overlooked.

    Accommodation is also available!

    More info's

    P.O. Box 435, Hoedspruit, 1380
    Tel.: 11 678 5771, Fax: 11 678 7725
    E-mail: umhlametsi@intekom.co.za, Website: www.umhlametsi.co.za
  • Makapans CavesCapricorn Region - Polokwane
    Makapans Caves

    Famed for its yield of fossils & the siege of General Potgieter & the Black tribemen for 30 days.

    Potgieter himself was killed as well as 1500 tribesmen

    Stunning bushveld environment and a multi-cultural community and history give Makapans a unique character.

    More info's

    197 Thabo Mbeki Drive
    Tel.: 15 491 8458, Fax: 15 491 8460
    E-mail: makapan@bti.mweb.co.za,
  • Modimolle Funky StayWaterberg Region - Modimolle
    Modimolle Funky Stay

    Conference venue.  Mobile spa services on offer.

    Offers on site hiking trails on 32 hectare farm.  Has an abundance of prolific birdlife on site.

    More info's

    Nylstroom, Modimolle
    Tel.: +27 (0) 87 820 5974 ,
    E-mail: info@funkystay.co.za, Website: www.funkystay.co.za
  • Modimolle Funky StayWaterberg Region - Modimolle
    Modimolle Funky Stay

    Conference venue.  Mobile spa services on offer.

    Offers on site hiking trails on 32 hectare farm.  Has an abundance of prolific birdlife on site.

    More info's

    Nylstroom, Modimolle
    Tel.: +27 (0) 87 820 5974 ,
    E-mail: info@funkystay.co.za, Website: www.funkystay.co.za
  • Otter den White Water RaftingMopani Region - Maruleng
    Otter den White Water Rafting

    Otters Den is an ideal base from which to plan visits to attractions in the Hoedspruit area, but why go away if you can stay in your own island paradise?

    We offer fully catered accommodation and a variety of activities for nature lovers or adventure seekers. Whether you prefer more peaceful pursuits like birding and hiking, or the romance and excitement of Hot Air Ballooning, our qualified and experienced staff will arrange it.

    Accommodation is also available.

    More info's

    Hoedspruit, Drakensberg, Near To Krunger National Park
    Tel.: 15 795 5488, Fax: 15 795 5488 Website: www.ottersden.co.za
  • Shangri-La Country HotelWaterberg Region - Modimolle
    Shangri-La Country Hotel

    Shangri-La Country Hotel – two restaurants, namely the Heritage Restaurant serving dinner, and the Bellows Restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch. 

    The Diners Club award winning wine list is popular amongst visitors to Barry’s Bar.  Shangri-La has its own Wine Cellar.

    Shangri-La offers on site hiking trails on 32 hectare farm.  Has an abundance of prolific birdlife on site.

    We also have 3 conference venues.  Mobile spa services on offer.

    More info's

    Eersbewoon Road, Modimolle, Limpopo Province
    Tel.: +27 (0) 14 718 1600,
    E-mail: info@shangri-la.co.za, Website: www.shangri-la.co.za
  • Shangri-La Country HotelWaterberg Region - Modimolle
    Shangri-La Country Hotel

    Shangri-La Country Hotel – two restaurants, namely the Heritage Restaurant serving dinner, and the Bellows Restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch. 

    The Diners Club award winning wine list is popular amongst visitors to Barry’s Bar.  Shangri-La has its own Wine Cellar.

    Shangri-La offers on site hiking trails on 32 hectare farm.  Has an abundance of prolific birdlife on site.

    We also have 3 conference venues.  Mobile spa services on offer.

    More info's

    Eersbewoon Road, Modimolle, Limpopo Province
    Tel.: +27 (0) 14 718 1600,
    E-mail: info@shangri-la.co.za, Website: www.shangri-la.co.za
  • Thabphaswa Mountain RetreatWaterberg Region - Mokopane
    Thabphaswa Mountain Retreat

    Sheltered by enclosing hills, in a natural basin, lies a wonderful bushveld retreat, Thabaphaswa Mountain Retreat.

    Thabaphaswa provides an adventure experience for camping, four wheel driving, rock climbing and abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, trail or adventure running, tree spotting, birding, cultural tours, farm dam swimming and the farm experience all within 3 hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport.

    More info's

    Percy Fyfe road, 16 km North of Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
    Tel.: +27 15 491 4882, Mobile: +27 82 389 6631, Fax: +27 86 641 1977
    E-mail: thabaphaswa@telkomsa.net, Website: www.thabaphaswa.co.za
  • Zoutpansberg Mountain RangeVhembe Region - Makhado
    Zoutpansberg Mountain Range

    Birding, Animal Life, Art, Indigeneous Tree. On day 11, a short drive takes us to the western shoulder of the Zoutpansberg mountain range - named by the early Dutch settlers in recognition of the many salt-lakes in the area.

    Birding en route in impressive surroundings, we arrive at Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge situated on the banks of the Albasini Dam.

    During our three night stay we include a sunset cruise, which should produce White-backed Night Heron, African Finfoot, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Crested Guineafowl, Yellow-spotted Nicator, Scaly-throated Honeyguide and Gorgeous Bush Shrike.

    More info's

    Louis Trichardt, Venda
    Mobile: 072 401 1832 ,