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Themba's Birding and Ecotours

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310 Mckenzie Street | iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 71 413 3243
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Must enjoy bird watching

Went out with Themba for a bird walk around St Lucia. Themba met us on time at our guest house and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beverleychristen
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Maputo, Mozambique
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excellent birding guide!

themba and his colleague led an incredible birding tour for my fiancée and me, along with another... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Renee D
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We offer a surperb Birdwatching and hiking in the ISimangaliso Wetland Park in the north eastern region of South Africa.This tours accomponed by most expirienced Guides introduce you to many wonders of Nature,including mangrooves swamps,Wildlife,Highest vegetated Sand dunes,beaches Savannas and Lakes. Our birding trips range from 2-3hours -all the way to a multi-day outing. We pick up visitors from where they stay or arrange meeting points. We do all the Zululand north east coastal reserves from St.Lucia,Falsebay,Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park,Mkuze,Sodwana,Tembe Elephant Park,Ndumo and Kosi Bay
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bird calls” (8 reviews)
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310 Mckenzie Street | iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out with Themba for a bird walk around St Lucia. Themba met us on time at our guest house and took the four of us for the tour. He was a great guide - knew all the birds straight away, knew their calls and...More

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bev and thanks for your comment. I regret the fact that you say you were left out behind a bit,but as far as you can remember from your initial bookings ,we speciaise on birding trips and this is what we primarily offer, although all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

themba and his colleague led an incredible birding tour for my fiancée and me, along with another couple from canada. they were highly knowledgeable about both bird identification and biology, and were a joy to spend the morning with. the bird life in st. lucia...More

Thank Renee D
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks, Reene, for your great experience with us and thanks for supporting us. We surely will never disappoint any birders and nature lovers coming to use our services. We are looking forward to host you in future. Thank you.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually my husband and I like to do bird watching on our own but decided to go on a 3 hour guided walk with Themba as we had read such great reviews and were not too familiar with the birds in the St Lucia region....More

Thank Amanda2858
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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very much appreciated,Amanda for your comment! I would always keep both birders and nature lovers safely secured in my bird-paradise custody everytime they arrive.it's my life-time commitment. Looking forward to dish-out more "lifers" to your list again. Thank you, Themba

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a few hours bird-watching tour with Themba in the beginning of June and I must admit it was really good experience. Themba took us to few different sites near Santa Lucia where we had a chance to spot various birds inhabiting this area....More

Thank Maciej P
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks Maciek. I really appreciate your comment. I always like it when people appreciate the birds they have seen with me, this makes me feel even much more energetic and rejuvenated. I am hoping to host you in future again,where we may even stay...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Themba is a BRILLIANT Bird guide for the area - He took us to Nibela Flood Plains, Mpempe Pans & Muzi Pans - from a life list of 501 we added 8 new lifers and our daughter from a life list of also 501 added...More

Thank KenBouch
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks Ken and your family. I 'm glad you already enjoyed it! Also thank you for your energy you showed while searching for few of your specials. You really made a great success! It would be nice to host you again in future. All...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Despite the wind not providing ideal conditions, our early morning walk was productive due to Themba's knowledge and perseverance. The latter came in to it's own when he persisted calling and searching for Woodward's Batis that finally showed themselves. I'm only a casual birder and...More

Thank Robert M
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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Robert, I Thank you somuch for not being so selfish and greedy to share with the rest of the world, about your great birding experience with me. It is for this reason that I unmolestedly share with everyone of you crossing my way, the fascinating...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Themba has to be the best bird spotting guide in north east Kwa-Zulu Natal. I spent just over two hours with him in a walk around a very small area on the outskirts of St Lucia and in that time we saw around two dozen...More

Thank CoraMandel
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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

I am so humbled by the joy and support you gave when you firstly booked and later participated in my bird walks. Surely the success of this trip lied very much on your patience, good timing, your good years of experience with you camera as...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

An absolute must when in St Lucia. Themba's knowledge about birds is amazing. He has an absolute talent to call and find birds we saw many birds including some lifers like, Dark Backed weaver, Narina Trogon, Rudds Apalis and Livingstones Turaco etc. His indigenous knowledge...More

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Many thanks Elmerie. I m glad you enjoyed the birding experience with me. I really appreciate it! I will always work hard to meet your needs whenever using my services. Thank you for trying me and looking forward to meet you in future.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Themba was really fantastic. We went to 4 sites in 3 hours and found nearly every target species. He has an uncanny ability to call the birds out. I also appreciated the work he is doing for nature education in schools and training field guides....More

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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

It is with great pleasure to hear that you really liked the experience as from this I am being measured. I will always try to keep it my daily duty to accommodate and introduce all of you, Nature lovers to our amazing world of birds...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Themba is an amazingly knowledgeable and experienced ornithologist. Over two days, he introduced us to dozens of birds to be found in the rich birding area of St Lucia. He and his assistant were also delightful company and we had great conversations: really learning a...More

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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Many thanks Gillian and Jimmy for your great birding experience in St. Lucia. Also thank you very much for your unstoppable love for birds and your willingness to support me by birding with me amid all other companies, I really appreciate it! Looking forward to...More

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Hi there, the easiest way is to rent a car at Durban airport and drive to St Lucia! The roads are really good in SA, some of them you have to pay a few SA rand to get through. Cars and petrol is not that expensive in SA... More
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