The Best Places To Go Birding; All The Top Birding Areas Of South Africa

Prime South African Birding Areas

There are many superb regions and areas to go birding in South Africa. All the provinces of South Africa have their own birding places and bird-rich reserves or estuaries. The list that will follow this birding in South Africa paragraph will comprise of all the provinces and the nature reserves, game reserves, national parks, bird sanctuaries, estuaries and birding areas. All the birding hotspots of South Africa will be covered here. Birding is a great way to experience South African nature and it is a brilliant hobby. Just click the link with the province name and you will go to another page with 10 of the best bird-watching and birding hotspot areas in South Africa.Black Shouldered Kite

  1. Western Cape There are a lot of great birding areas in the Western Cape province in South Africa, so it was hard to choose 10 best spots. The spots I have chosen are not in any order and all of these bird watching areas produce some great bird sightings...
  2. Northern Cape The Northern Cape In South Africa plays host to some spectacular bird species and this is always delightful to hear, especially if you are a birder or bird watcher. The birds like the Coursers, Sparrowlarks, Larks and Sandgrouse make the Northern Cape a prime destination for Bird Watchers all over South Africa...
  3. Eastern Cape The Eastern Cape is my favourite place in South Africa to go birding or bird watching. The Eastern Cape might not have as many bird species, lets say, as KwaZulu Natal, but you are in for a great bird watching experience. The Eastern Cape has a lot of opportunity areas for you, the bird watcher, to view some amazing and rarely seen bird species of South Africa...
  4. Free State And the North West The Free State and North West Provinces in South Africa don't offer as many prime bird watching areas as the other provinces, but the Free State and North West province can still hold their own with some good birding areas...
  5. Gauteng The Gauteng province, the province I call home, is not generally known or regarded for it's birding or bird variety. You could not imagine that such a built-up province would have 10 good bird watching areas, but it does! Some of these birding areas can even compare with those in other provinces of South Africa...
  6. KwaZulu Natal It is hard to pick 10 of the best bird watching places in KwaZulu Natal, because I could choose at least 20. KwaZulu Natal is a superb birding province and plays host to numerous rare bird species. There are a lot of regions for birding in KwaZulu Natal that are some of the best in South Africa and even Africa. It was not easy but here are my 10 best birding areas in KwaZulu Natal...
  7. Limpopo The Limpopo province is one of the best provinces (Along with KwaZulu Natal) for birding and bird-watching. Bird watchers come from all over South African to go birding in the Limpopo province. Of course the Kruger National Park, which is in my mind the best birding area in South Africa, is present in the Limpopo province and many bird species (Over 500) are found in the park.
  8. Mpumalanga Mpumalanga, the Crane capital of South Africa is where the Highveld and Lowveld habitats meet and where birds from different habitats come together. Mpumalanga's birding is very good and there are some prime bird watching hotspots.Wire Tailed Swallow

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