Birding Accommodation in Southern Africa

WesternCape, EasternCape, NorthernCape, KwazuluNatal, Gauteng, Limpopo Province, NorthWest, Mpumalanga, FreeState

Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zambia

Establishments with a particular interest in accommodating birders are invited to submit details for inclusion.

Eastern Cape

ORIBI HAVEN is situated on Kasouga Farm and offers a unique opportunity to visit the unspoilt coastline of the Eastern Cape, rich in small game and bird life. Kasouga Farm is a Natural Heritage Site, proclaimed because it has the highest known population of the Oribi antelope in Southern hemisphere. Oribi Haven offers self catering and bed & breakfast accommodation in a two bedroom cottage which boasts the most stunning views. There is also an abundance of bird species, such as Stanley's Bustard, Blackwinged Plover, African Fish Eagle and Grass Owl. Activities include: game viewing, bird watching, hiking, canoeing, sand skiing, croquet & fishing. Contact Walter and Jenny Currie Tel/Fax: +27 (0)46 6482043, Cell: 084 477 1166

WALKERBOUTS INN - Rhodes is a spacious haven with comfortable accommodation in 6 bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. We offer fine country cuisine and hospitality in the best traditions of the “Platteland”. The relaxed and hospitable atmosphere makes it a veritable home-from-home.

Walkerbouts is located in the historic village of Rhodes which is situated at the southernmost tip of the Drakensberg mountain range, 16km due south of the border with the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. The village is more than 1800m above sea level located on the banks of the Bell River. Barkly East is 60km away on a narrow and winding gravel road that must be driven with care. Rhodes is a remote village almost frozen in time, a relic from the past. The unique nature of the architecture in the village finds it’s origins in the Victorian era and is a compromise between fashion, availability of materials and practicality. As of July 1997 the village was proclaimed a National Monument.

Attractions to the area include fly fishing for wild trout and smallmouth yellowfish, mountain-biking, birding, walks, rock art by prior arrangement, 4x4 trails, Alpine flowers in summer and “chilling”. To see for yourself, take the “Virtual Tour” at

Contact: Dave Walker
Tel: +27 (0)45 974 9290 Fax: +27 (0)86 7505759
Physical address: 1 Vorster Street, Rhodes Postal address: P O Box 15, RHODES, 9787

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