Birding – South Africa have over 800 birds that have been recorded.

Big 5 Safari. Looking for a Game Lodge? Trying to find a Game Reserve? Looking for a Private Game Reserve? Browse our Game Reserves and Game Lodges. Some of the best Game Reserves as well as Game Lodges in South Africa. Find your Big 5 and Safari establishment here.
The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

The lodge offers ultra luxurious accommodation, a conference/meeting room and a wine cellar ideal for private functions. Hiking or mountain biking through our indigenous forests and grasslands provides a great way to unwind. With…
03/09/2018
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Bushfellows Private Game Lodge

Bushfellows Private Game Lodge

All serious birders know that the best time to spot birds is at sunrise or in the late afternoon, when they are most active. From African darter to zitting, at last count 173 different…
03/14/2018
Limpopo
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Bonamanzi Game Reserve

Bonamanzi Game Reserve

With three different eco-systems on the Reserve, Bonamanzi is a Birding Paradise. There are few places where you have the possibility of finding 29 birds on the red data list and over 408 recorded…
03/05/2018
Hluhluwe
KwaZulu-Natal
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Umzolozolo Safari Lodge

Umzolozolo Safari Lodge

With almost 200 species of birds, the Nambiti Private Game Reserve is a bird lover?s paradise.
03/09/2018
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The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

With over 255 different bird species, including several resident fish eagles, the endangered ground hornbills and the Cape vulture, the Gorge also caters for the avid birdwatcher. The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa…
04/03/2018
Port Shepstone
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Southern Africa is home to many rare as well as endemic species, making it a paradise for birders. The Elephant Coast is famous throughout South Africa as a birding Mecca with more than 500 species recorded in a variety of habitats.

South Africa offers a range of birding habitats, from grasslands, wetlands and forests, to savannahs, fynbos, the seashore and open oceans. Bird-watching in South Africa allows birders to explore a diverse range of habitats.

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Some birds that are available in South Africa in no particular order:

  • Woodland Kingfisher (Bosveldvisvanger)
  • Lesser Flamingo (Kleinflamink)
  • Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys)
  • African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
  • Great Egret (Egretta alba)
  • African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)

As much as we would like to list all the birds found in South Africa we are rather focused on Wildlife. On an African Safari you are almost guaranteed to be spoiled with some beautiful birding. Many of the Private Game Reserves in South Africa have bird hides therefore making it easier to see the birds.

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Malachite kingfisher

In conclusion we recommend purchasing a birding book like “Sasol Birds of Southern Africa”