Tzaneen Birdlife


Two forest areas in the Magoebaskloof area that hold some incredible birding opportunities are the enormous WOODBUSH - one of the best places in the country to see the black-front bush shrike - and the small SWARTBOS forests.

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

The Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve borders the Wolkberg Wilderness and features crystal clear rivers, countless butterflies, waterfalls and lovely pools. The awesome bird life makes this a popular destination for hiking and birding: Cape Parrot, Chorister Robin-Chat, Orange Ground-Thrush, Green Twinspot, Black-fronted Bush-Shrike and Barratt's Warbler are just a few of the spectacular species to be found in this reserve.

Debengeni Falls

Situated near the dense forests of the Magoebaskloof, the roaring Debengeni Falls is a magical spot renowned for some rare species of birds. One of these is the colourful Grey Wagtail, a regular summer visitor to this pool and the Bush Strike – only found here and in the Woodbush Forest nearby. Other beautiful birds are the Chorister Robin and green Narina Trogon.

Grasslands

The grasslands around Haenertsburg are officially known as the WOODBUSH GRANITE GRASSLANDS - the most threatened vegetation type in Limpopo Province, and the highest conservation priority, according to SANBI (South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria).