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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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Fantastic birding experience with 12 terrific lifers!

We had an exceptional day and a half of birding with Themba. We got many of the Zululand specials... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blane V
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Great guide but needs to be more attentive

We went birding with Themba after recommendation from a friend. He’s obviously a good guide, knows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalia O
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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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310 Mckenzie Street | iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
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310 Mckenzie Street | iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an exceptional day and a half of birding with Themba. We got many of the Zululand specials; including Rosy-throated Longclaw, Lemon-breasted Canary, Neergaard's Sunbird and Swamp Nightjar. His knowledge of St Lucia and the surrounding areas is outstanding. Without him could never have...More

Thank Blane V
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am really grateful if the ability to follow your heart that is full of so many live hopes about birds is Zululand has been paying off well with me. But remember you also made it possibly by your patience to understand this was not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went birding with Themba after recommendation from a friend. He’s obviously a good guide, knows the birds, the calls, and the sites. However, it seems like he needs to pay more attention to his costumers and his questions and desires to see birds. He...More

Thank Natalia O
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for shining the light to this. But i think this is a big danger that most of One-Man-Show bussiness seems to experience when they are growing. I m a still centre of my bussiness of fast growing bussiness which mentors and supoort wuite a...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We cannot speak highly enough of the exceptional half-day birding tour on which Themba took us in the area surrounding St. Lucia. He clearly knew the very best spots to see the greatest variety of bird life and his keen eyes allowed us to see...More

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

Many thanks Bryan for enjoying my exceptional birding trips. I reallt appreciate the fact that you found the experience worthy. These trips are not only designed to satisfy your whims but also to ensure that you interact with birdlife activity from that particular environment at...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

Great day birding with Themba in the Mkhuze fig forest and surrounding areas. Specials included Green Malkoha, white-eared Barbet, rosy-throated longclaw, rufous-winged cisticola and dark-backed weaver. Very friendly with great knowledge. Very impressive with mimicking bird calls. We are avid twitchers and we learnt a...More

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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Many thanks for a such a possitive response.it's been a great time birding with you and your interest to explore with me for more and more has been surely rewarding at last Looking forwarx to bird with you in the future

Reviewed 5 November 2017

What a fantastic and special day for my wife and I ! Themba and Mbalani were fantastic.Eyes like hawks! We definitely would not have seen so many birds on our own.We must have seen at least 50 different species on the day.Both guides (now friends)...More

Thank Rees C
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

I am so glad that you enjoyed time birding with us. It is all for love and interest into Avian friends which helps me understand their language and behaviour thus making it easy for me to get to them in time. It is not only...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

It was really great day for us. Themba has got awesome knowledge about all the birds and animals as well. Although we decided just one day ahead, it worked out to do a full day trip with him (7,5 h). We would definitely recommend him...More

Thank Anne W
Stluciabirding, Director of Sales at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Your support and love for our southern African is incredible. I its my responsibility to make all my customers happy. Looking forward to birding with you again

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Thank you very much for the tour we did with you. It was one of our highlights to the area and one that I will surely never forget. The way you led the tour was perfect, your knowledge of the birds, their behaviour and their...More

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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Many thanks for such a valuable positive response towards our Birding activities. I really appreciate! We also really enjoy your company and your love and interest in birds even made it more easy for me to locate few more elusive species with easy. We are...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We went on a half day trip with Pinidile and an intern who was also very knowledgable. Pinidile was very patient and made sure we saw the birds she was pointing out. Neither of us are birders but we figured that St. Lucia is great...More

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Many thanks for such a good review . I really appreciate it! We will always make sure that our birding experience differs very far from other wide range of other similar activities by making sure that your tour is privatised and your birds seen are...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Themba is a superb bird guide, once of the best I have ever encountered. He is quiet spoken and friendly. His field identification skills are superb. His ability to mimic the bird calls is outstanding. He uses an old truck to get around, which is...More

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Many thanks Paul, for sharing with most of the world our incredible birding experience in St. Lucia- South Africa. From my few long years of experience I will always try to share with every connoisseurs as well as beginners alike, the love of nature and...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Themba was a very knowledgable guide who gave us excellent advice on the special birds we were looking for.He was also enthusiastic about birding and having grown up in the area knew the finer details of the birds . We were very fortunate to see...More

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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Many Thanks George & Karin for your interest and compliment on our great birding trip. We always try hard to deliver according to our birders's expectations and I m glad to this far we are still keeping on a good track. We will continue to...More

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Response from Susanne G | Reviewed this property |
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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