Accommodation in South Africa recommended for birdwatching enthusiasts

South Africa Birder Friendly Accommodation

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Birders from around the world come to South Africa to experience the great variety of typically African birds, migrants, endangered, and endemic birds.

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South Africa is home to around 850 recorded bird species, of which approximately 725 are resident species (some of which are annual visitors). Impressively, about 50 endemic species are found in South Africa. These numbers mean that this country is a veritable hub for bird watchers and avian enthusiasts from all over the world.

Birder friendly accommodation establishments are committed to the conservation of birdlife and their natural habitats, and aim to showcase a large variety of birds for their guests. Many of the establishments offer flexible meal times, or are even willing to pack a lunch for guests that are spending the day in the bush, behind a pair of binoculars or a camera. In addition, they are knowledgeable and equipped to advise their guests on local birds, the best spots in which to find them, and where to collect an up-to-date birding guide.

Some of the best birding is in or near to the many game reserves and parks that pepper South Africa. There are also interesting species around the wetlands and coastlines, the forests and at the higher altitudes of the mountain ranges. Exploring the length and breadth of this country is sure to be most rewarding for those who want to see and photograph an impressive variety of bird species.

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Western Cape Birder Friendly

In the towns and surrounding countryside of the Western Cape, bird life abounds. This province is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and habitats which attract hundreds of bird species. The accommodation in the area caters to the bird watchers that come here to ...

Pictured: Avian Leisure in Simons Town, Cape Town

Garden Route Birder Friendly

Mountain ranges laden with forests plummet to the Indian Ocean shores, making for a spectacular backdrop against which to partake in some world-class bird watching. The birder friendly accommodation here ranges from eco-friendly tree houses to game lodges perched amidst the fauna ...

Pictured: Fynbos Ridge Country House in Plettenberg Bay

Eastern Cape Birder Friendly

The Eastern Cape is a natural treasure trove of bird species, thanks to the varied habitats and pretty landscapes that include mountains, rolling hills, bushveld and gorgeous beaches. Marine and terrestrial species are complemented by impressive raptors, and these are best enjoyed ...

Pictured: Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm in Addo

KwaZulu Natal Birder Friendly

Situated in the magnificent mountains and forests of KwaZulu Natal, birder friendly accommodation options in this province are an ideal base from which to embark on some memorable bird watching and photography. These range from opulent game lodges to comfortable B&Bs and self ...

Pictured: Sani Valley Lodge in Sani Pass, Drakensberg

Gauteng Birder Friendly

The countryside around Johannesburg and Pretoria belies the bustling metropolises within these cities' borders. It is alive with fauna and flora, and a breathtaking variety of avian species. Birder friendly accommodation is found in areas like the Magaliesberg, showcasing the sheer ...

Pictured: Budmarsh Private Lodge in Magaliesburg

Mpumalanga Birder Friendly

Green valleys, towering mountain ranges and gorgeous escarpments make Mpumalanga a fantastic birding spot for beginners as well as experienced birders. Birder friendly establishments try to ensure that each sojourn into the countryside is worthwhile and as comfortable as possible ...

Pictured: Rhino Walking Safaris in Kruger Park

Limpopo Birder Friendly

The birder friendly establishments in Limpopo range from secluded lodges on lakes to luxurious 4-star lodges in nature reserves. From these comfortable lodgings, bird watchers can embark on adventures into the bush, in search of the wonderful variety of avian species found throughout ...

Pictured: Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge in Louis Trichardt

North West Birder Friendly

Best known as the home of Rustenburg and the glitzy Sun City, the North West Province is also the habitat of choice for many species of birds. Birding safaris are sure to yield some excellent sightings and even better photographs. After a day in the bush, head back to the comfortable ...

Pictured: Morubisi Bush Lodge near Hartbeespoort Dam

Free State Birder Friendly

The sprawling landscapes of the pristine Free State are prime bird watching spots, and welcome a number of different avian varieties. The birder friendly lodges in this province offer birding advice and facilities, making them convenient stopovers for avid bird watchers ...

Pictured: Amohela Ho Spitskop in Clocolan

Northern Cape Birder Friendly

The magical province of the Northern Cape holds out so much promise for its natural variety, thanks to its multifaceted countryside, which makes for the ideal habitat for many bird species. Here, the accommodation is plentiful, and some of the options offer birding advice to visitors ...

Pictured: New Holme Karoo Guestfarm in Hanover

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Of the approximate 850 recorded bird species in the country, around 725 are resident birds (or, at least, annual visitors). An impressive 50 avian species can only be found in South Africa, giving birders a prime opportunity to spot something very special ... has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2018. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap