Nestled deep in the mountains of the Southern Drakensberg, at the foot of the spectacular Sani Pass, lies Seaforth Farm, part of a 360ha conservancy which borders the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and World Heritage Site.
Seaforth offers Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in the original 100-year-old stone farmhouse and self-catering cottages. Just 20km from Underberg, let yourself unwind from the stress of city life in peaceful, tranquil surroundings.
Enjoy abundant birdlife, indigenous game, waterfalls, the river and trout dam, trails, hiking and breathtaking mountain views.
You can take a 4×4 trip into Lesotho via the spectacular Sani Pass. Whilst up there, make sure you visit the ‘Highest Pub in Africa’ at 2875 meters above sea level. You can drive your own vehicle, or we can arrange for one of the local tour operators to pick you up from the lodge. Be sure not to forget your passport.
ACCESSIBLE WITH A NORMAL SEDAN VEHICLE
ARRANGE GUIDED TOURS UP SANI PASS
VENUE / TRAIL MAP
FIELD GUIDE BOOKS
SANI PASS : Drakensberg Rockjumper, Drakensberg Siskin, Guerney's Sugarbird, Ground Woodpecker, Mountain Pipit, African Rock Pipit, Bearded Vulture, Fairy Flycatcher, Barrat's Warbler
SEAFORTH FARM : Cape Vulture, Southern Ground Hornbill, Western Barn Owl, Fiery-necked Nightjar, Olive Woodpecker, African Yellow Warbler, Bokmakierie, Greater Honeyguide, Long-tailed Widowbird, Jackal Buzzard, Long-crested Eagle
INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS:
Seaforth is situated at the base of the Sani Pass, and a visit to the farm is not complete without a day-trip up the legendary pass and into Lesotho, where some of the best birding in all of Southern Africa can be found. Endemic and sought after species along the pass include Drakensberg Rockjumper, Drakensberg Siskin, Guerney’s Sugarbird, Bearded Vulture, Ground Woodpecker, Sentinel Rock Thrush, Sickle-winged Chat, African Rock and Mountain Pipit, and Fairy Flycatcher.
The birdlife on Seaforth Farm is abundant and habitats include mountain foothills, grasslands, montane forests, riparian, farm dams, as well as a well wooded garden.
The jewel in the birding crown is undoubtedly the colony of Cape Vultures which roost on the nearby mountain cliffs. As soon as the sun comes up and there are enough thermals then the vultures take flight and large numbers can be seen overhead on the farm gliding the thermals in search of carrion. One must always scan the vultures in flight, although not common the majestic Bearded Vulture or Lammergeier has also been seen from the farm.
Mountain Foothills, Grasslands, Montane Forests, Riparian, Farm Dams, Well Wooded Garden