The Southern KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route takes you from the golden beaches and lush forests of South Africa’s North and South Coastlines through the beautiful Lowveld and up to the spectacular heights of the Drakensberg Mountains. The variety of habitat and a bird list in excess of 550 species including many rare and endemic species such as Blue Swallow, Cape Parrot, Drakensberg Rock-jumper, Eurasian Bittern, all three Southern African Crane Species, Bearded Vulture and more make this Birding Route an unforgettable South African journey for any birding enthusiast.
Apart from fantastic birding, the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal offers visitors a variety of complementary ecotourism activities. From game-viewing to tours and hikes through the mighty Drakensberg Massif. This enables us to offer local and foreign birders an enriched South African birding experience. We are also able to offer the services of trained guides and have an excellent tour operation and network of Birder Friendly Establishments to ensure that all your needs are attended to.
The Southern KwaZulu-Natal Birding Route is a project of BirdLife South Africa’s Avitourism Division and our primary partner on this project is the N3 Gateway Tourism Association who has provided invaluable support to the Route. The Association together with the Sappi WWF Trees Routes Partnership has been instrumental in the development of a world class Birding Route in Southern KwaZulu-Natal.
Contact Martin Taylor for any information that you may need when visiting our beautiful area.