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Themba's Birding and Ecotours

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Address: | iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
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+27 71 413 3243
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We offer a surperb Birdwatching and hiking in the ISimangaliso Wetland Park...

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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Birding with Thema is a treat

Themba's knowledge on birds is extensive. Not just what type of bird or identifying a bird by their call but also adds an interesting dimension with his amazing cultural stories... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Durban
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Durban
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Themba's knowledge on birds is extensive. Not just what type of bird or identifying a bird by their call but also adds an interesting dimension with his amazing cultural stories on birds. He has a really nice and calm energy and doesn't overload you with information.

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Thank Nerosha G
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Dear Nerosha. Many thanks for your positive comments on my services. It is my duty to aromatize action once birding begins-otherwise you guys could just find it more boring and flat. One of my spices to these tours is to try and help people senses communicate with environment more than me at large.,that helps their soul to revel and sail... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a 'birder; as such but spends a lot of time birdwatching. We knew in advance that Themba escorted people like me to show them the local bird-life so on Monday of last week I popped into his office in St Lucia and Themba suggested we meet up at 0500 the next day. I duly got to the... More 

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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Dear Jerry. Thank you very much for your positive response towards many thirsty birders out there! I recalled under very short time of our birding trip we had just nailed up to 70 species of birds that I must still share with you later. I will always try and introduced interested people like you including the beginners to our amazing... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I can highly recommend a tour with Themba - he is very knowledgeable and passionate about birds and other wildlife. He guided my mother & I for a few hours in the St Lucia suburbs and estuary - we saw a great variety of birds, including different kinds of horn bills and a hoopoe.. Themba is a lovely, gentle person... More 

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive comment and your good decision to choose to go out with me. I never disappoint anyone. Much appreciated! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Themba is excellent. His knowledge is extensive and he is a very personable guide. We spent a truly enjoyable and informative morning with him when we were in St Lucia visiting the varied ecosystems the area has to offer.

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

I' m grateful of your time well spent with me.I will always try to keep everyone who use my services happy! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We had a nice afternoon with Themba: great guy who knows a lot about the birds of Southern Africa and has a unique spotting eye. If you like birding, highly recommended!

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Thank you for such a P ossitive response. I have noted that my success in birding with you was measured in cooperation, good timing, luck as well as your incessant passion to search for our beautiful birds. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Themba had arranged to meet with me at my holiday accommodation at 5.30 am and he was bang on time. We birded the local forest in St Lucia as time was tight. In the four hours spent together we notched up an impressive bird list, including lifers in the form of Livingstone's Turaco, Green Malkoha, Woodward's Batis, Olive Sunbird, Brown-throated... More 

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Thanks Richard. I really appreciate it! I will always try to stay at the top of my range. Also thanks for the support to bird with me More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had an absolutely awesome day birding with Themba around St Lucia on Sunday the the 30st of October 2016. We recorded over 100 bird species in a day- a record for us! Themba is an excellent guide both for birds and other wildlife and has amazing skills to spot birds and identify them by their different sounds. We started... More 

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Many thanks Susaan,Christian and Martin! I regret the fact that I have been struggling to respond back to nice reviews from all of you,keen birders and nature lovers alike. Apart from my exceptional birding expertis I enjoy the company birds and people as a form adding value to this small niche market. Therefore to all of you who find my... More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have birdied with Themba and actually had him as our birding partner for Birding Big Day as part of one of the official iSimangaliso teams. Our family has birdied with him on many occasions and he has been an impeccable guide and companion.

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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Many thanks Nix. I'm so glad that I have been able to remain loyal and delivering up to date. The performance that I gave you has been on lips of so many global multitudes who also have hailed that out there in a quite a few media including internationals. No one has lost his earing;wallet or any belongings of whatever... More 

Knysna, South Africa
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Themba's brief: take four interested-but-amateur South African bird-watchers on a general, introductory walk around St. Lucia. In three hours, he hit the mark in a big way. Everyone afterwards was saying how knowledgeable he was and how impressed they were with his bird calls. Highly recommended and his rates are very reasonable. If we had more time, we would certainly... More 

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Thank Chris G
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a wonderful comment! I m so glad that you guys you liked it! I will always take care of you. More 

Long Island, NY
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Themba is incredibly knowledgeable about birds - and everything else in the local area (if I had had time, I would have gone kayaking with him as well), he is a real "eco warrior" in the best possible sense, passionate about wildlife and eager to share his knowledge, but in a low-key and accessible way. During our 3.5-hour walk we... More 

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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this review

Many thanks for the good compliments. I will always try to make everyone happy who come and use my services. More 

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