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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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Excellent birding guide with great local knowledge

We had the pleasure of going birding with Themba for two days in the Hluhluwe / Nibela and Ndumo... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Great guide

Themba is an excellent bird guide. His local knowledge and keenness ensure good views of many... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2015
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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310 Mckenzie Street | iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 71 413 3243
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

We had the pleasure of going birding with Themba for two days in the Hluhluwe / Nibela and Ndumo areas of Zululand in June 2015. We found Themba extremely knowledgeable and attentive as a guide, importantly very reliable and punctual. His knowledge of good birding...More

1  Thank AlanBS1969
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Themba is an excellent bird guide. His local knowledge and keenness ensure good views of many different species. He is well trained, knowledgeable and expert at imitating bird calls, which helps to call shy species out. Highly recommended and worth his fee. David & Marina...More

1  Thank MarinaPearson
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

We had a full day with Bheki who works for Thembas birding and Eco tours on Friday 29th May 2015. Bheki has an amazing knowledge of the birds, their calls and habits in the St Lucia area. He calls the birds and they answer. We...More

Thank cookekiddy
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We had an enjoyable day with Themba - he knows his bird calls and most birds. Be sure to confirm the pricing in writing before you go so you don't run into any surprises.

1  Thank Liz P
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Themba is a great birding guide - went to extra effort to locate the elusive Rosy Throated Longclaw and Neergaards Sunbird - local knowledge is terrific. Would definitely use him again in the future for another outing - definitely recommended!

Thank thekroegers
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Spent two days with Themba and Bheki. Themba is an outstanding guide. Bheki is a good birder but needs some mentoring in order to understand client needs better. Themba is outstanding in knowledge, bird locations, calling the birds, persistence, and simply getting results. His passionate...More

3  Thank Pedroinspain
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I hired Themba one day and Bheki another, and both were great birders and guides--as well as pleasant to talk with. Bheki and I broke 100 species at Mhkuze between 6:15 and 1:00; Themba found a Banded Snake Eagle and many other great birds around...More

3  Thank KurkNH
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We have had a boat trip on the estuary with a splendid view on hippoes, birds and mangrovias. Really peaceful and beautyful!

Thank Fox66_11
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us a fair price and explained things to us well. Will visit again next time.

Thank Nikon K
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Themba is a great and knowledgeable guide who knows his birds and where to find them. Worth your time.

1  Thank Madeleine B
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21 November 2016|
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