The Wakkerstroom arguably South Africa's most important bird area...

The Wakkerstroom District (some 250 species) is one of  South Africa's most important bird areas. It is primarily highland grassland but also contains some extremely valuable wetland in the form of numerous "vleis" (pans), marshes and dams.

The specials here would include Blue, Crowned and Wattled Crane, Maccoa Duck, Bald Ibis, Blacknecked and Great Crested Grebe, African Marsh Harrier (all the Southern African Harriers have been seen there), Blue and Whitebellied Korhaans,Yellowbreasted Pippit, Botha's and Rudd's Larks.

It is a quaint and historic little town going back to the early settler days but it was ‘forgotten’ until the birdwatchers resurrected it about 25 years ago.

  Some of the important bird areas in our region:
  • Mkhuze Reserve
  • Ndumo Reserve
  • Dlinza and Umgoye
  • Drakensberg
  • Wakkerstroom
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