SOUTH AFRICAN BIRDING DIRECTORY

KwaZulu Natal

KWA-ZULU NATAL IS ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA'S BEST PROVINCES FOR BIRDING. WITH OVER 650 SPECIES BEING RECORDED, THIS IS TRULY A GEM. WITH A VARIETY OF HABITATS - FROM MOUNTAINS, TO SAVANNA, TO LUSH MIST BELT FOREST, THIS PROVINCE OFFERS IT ALL!

Limpopo

ARGUABLY SOUTH AFRICA'S BEST BIRDING PROVINCE, THE MIGHTY LIMPOPO. HOME TO THE STUNNING NORTHERN KRUGER PARK FEATURING THE MYTHICAL SPECIALS OF PUNDA MARIA AND PAFURI, AS WELL AS MAGOEBASKLOOF, NYLSVLEY, SOUTPANSBERG, AND SO MUCH MORE.

North West

NORTH WEST PROVINCE IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED BIRDING DESTINATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA. MUCH OF THE REGION CONSISTS OF BUSHVELD, SAVANNAH AND ARID GRASSLANDS. THERE ARE ALSO A NUMBER OF TOP GAME RESERVES INCLUDING PILANESBERG, MADIKWE AND THE MAGALIESBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE.

Namibia

NAMIBIA IS DISTINGUISHED BY THE NAMIB DESERT ALONG ITS ATLANTIC OCEAN COAST. THE COUNTRY IS HOME

TO DIVERSE WILDLIFE, INCLUDING A SIGNIFICANT CHEETAH POPULATION.

IN THE NORTH, ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK’S SALT PAN DRAWS GAME INCLUDING RHINOS AND GIRAFFES. 

Gauteng

GAUTENG IS THE DE FACTO BUSINESS CAPITAL OF SOUTH AFRICA, AND INDEED THE ENTIRE AFRICAN CONTINENT. THE PROVINCE LIES WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA'S HIGHVELD, AND THE FEW REMAINING NATURAL HABITATS THAT EXIST FOR BIRDLIFE CONSIST OF THE HIGH ALTITUDINAL GRASSLANDS OF THE SOUTH EAST, AND THE BUSHVELD HABITATS TO THE NORTH.

Free State

THE FREE STATE CONSISTS OF MAINLY HIGH ALTITUDINAL GRASSLANDS, WITH THE DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS TO THE EAST, THE MALUTI MOUNTAINS TO THE SOUTH AND THE DRIER KAROO AND KALAHARI HABITATS TO THE SOUTH WEST AND NORTH WEST RESPECTIVELY.

Eastern Cape

THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE OFFERS A VAST RANGE OF HABITATS THAT MAKE THE BIRDLIFE HERE ABUNDANT. FROM THE FORESTS ALONG THE COAST TO THE DESERTS OF THE KAROO IN THE INTERIOR. FROM THE MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN RANGES OF THE SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG, AMATHOLE AND TSITSIKAMMA MOUNTAINS TO NAME A FEW.

Western Cape

THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE BOASTS A RANGE OF TRULY UNIQUE HABITATS FROM THE WORLD RENOWNED FYNBOS BIOME, TO THE GARDEN ROUTE, CAPE PENINSULA, WEST COAST AND THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE DESOLATE KAROO. A GOOD NUMBER OF SOUTH AFRICA'S TRUE ENDEMICS CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PROVINCE.

Mpumalanga

MPUMALANGA IS HOME TO THE LOWVELD OF THE SOUTHERN KRUGER PARK, THE AFROMONTANE FORESTS ALONG THE ESCARPMENT AND THE LEGENDARY HIGH ALTITUDINAL GRASSLANDS OF THE WAKKERSTROOM AREA. THIS IS A PROVINCE YOU WILL WANT TO VISIT IN ORDER TO GROW YOUR BIRD LIST!

Northern Cape

THE NORTHERN CAPE IS THE LARGEST PROVINCE IN SOUTH AFRICA, BUT IS ALSO THE MOST DESOLATE. THE NUMBER OF SPECIES HERE IS LESS DUE TO THE LOW RAINFALL AND ARID LANDSCAPE. THE MAIN HABITATS ARE THE KALAHARI DESERT IN THE NORTH, THE KAROO IN THE CENTRE AND SOUTH, AND NAMAQUALAND TO THE WEST.