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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...more
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310 Mckenzie Street | iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is definitely the Rolls Royce of bird spotting. Themba and Patrick were so knowledgeable, spotted birds with uncanny eyes and called them with incredible bird calls. In our two and a half hours we spotted about 50 birds in various locations around St Lucia....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Muriel D
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for recognising us again. For us birding is Life and when we share it with you, we surely share this oxygen with you- An incredibly relaxing life insipring opportunity and hobby that no one should mis out. Birds through their melodious voices and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a bird walk with Themba and Patrick on Nov 30th at 5am until 8.45 am so just back in time for breakfast. Themba has excellent bird call identification and knows where to look for the birds. We walked the streets and local...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many Thanks to you Karen and your Wife. Patrick and I really enjoyed your interest into our birds while birding with you was such an amazing experience with lots of specials and common birds just keep coming your way. Amazingly lucky! But,I must I say...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a wonderful experience. Themba took us out early one morning. Saw many different birds. Unfortunately some of them would not show us their beautful faces or rather feathers? Themba called for them but they only answered his calls. He is very attentive and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the complement! I really appreciate it! It is from such reviews that one gets to measure himself during his/her daily performance. Some orher days maybe be tough and challenging but I will always ensure that your birding experience with me...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Themba is a great birder with a true love and enthusiasm not only for birds but for nature in all her forms. He met us close to where we were staying and showed us several different spots, including sand forest, roadside pastures, and wetlands. He...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Themba M, Director at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks Danielle and Erik. I really appreciate it! The fact that you chose to bird with me, really make a positive impact towards my bird-conservation project dream. I will always be committed to give out the best to any birders or nature lovers I...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Missing out on a few birds like the Narnia and Livingstones ... and some other coastal birds we opted for a forest walk. Themba called and the birds called back mostly. We even managed to get flufftail from about 1m and a Green Malkoha.Overall a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks Khaghla for enjoying an experience,I really much appreciated! Our good timing and patience for those specials really paid out especially the Flufftail. Goodluck with your Love for birds until we meet again.

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Themba guided us around St Lucia and we could see more than 50 kinds of birds including Narina Trogon and Livingstone's Turaco etc. He spotted quickly, called in several birds and pointed out. He was an amazing and knowledgeable guide as a bird whisperer. Thanks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Many thanks Masami I'm glad you really enjoyed the service and company with me.Much appreciated! I will always ensure that my clients reach the best service they can, when they visit my establishment. Looking forward to host you in future Themba

Reviewed 11 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

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

Reviewed 10 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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.

Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

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

Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

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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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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