About Let’s Go Birding South Africa
Let’s Go Birding offers various tours all over the Western Cape, and have many places we recommend for accommodation , that has provided not only the best service, but that are great birding spots!
We can help… we custom design your trip to reach your target birds!!
“Your Target Birds, Our Strength”
Nestled in the shadow of the majestic Simonsberg Mountain, Weltevreden 1692 is a beautifully restored Manor House in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Through a combination of brilliant innovation and careful historical consideration, this heritage site has been transformed into a family-friendly destination beyond imagination. www.weltevredenestate.com
Dolphin Dunes Guest House
Nestled on golden sand dunes, overlooking the unspoilt beaches of Wilderness, lies Dolphin Dunes – a charming beachfront home with luxurious and tasteful guest accommodation. Our casually elegant home is wonderfully comfortable. Relax on the sea-facing sundeck and watch dolphins at play in the surf, take a stroll along the endless unspoilt beaches and forest, or go canoeing on the lagoon. www.dolpindunes.co.za
Reflections Eco Reserve
Reflections Eco-Reserve is the culmination of our dream to restore and rehabilitate the land to create an eco-friendly nature reserve. When we met over 20 years ago while working at a private game lodge in South Africa, we realised that we shared a passion for conservation and the beauty of wild, open spaces. We decided we wanted to develop and create our own space. We wanted it to be accessible to South Africans and to be as eco-friendly as possible, with a light ecological footprint.
Forest Edge Nature Lovers Retreat
Multi-award winning, Affordable, Private Knysna Accommodation in the middle of the Garden Route, with Self Catering Cottages and Cabins on the Edge of the Ancient Knysna Forests, in the Rheenendal Area.
Gannaga Lodge is situated in 20 hectares of its own ground within the Tankwa National Park. It is located in the Roggeveld Karoo, in some of the most spectacular countryside in the Northern Cape, at the summit of the breathtaking Gannaga Pass.
The Lodge lies 28 kilometres from Middelpos on the dirt road between there and Ceres. Middelpos itself is situated on the R354, exactly halfway between Sutherland and Calvinia. Gannaga Lodge is the only establishment within the boundaries of the National Park that offers bed and breakfast, half-board and full-board accommodation, as well as restaurant and bar facilities.
The Tankwa National Park (formerly the Tankwa-Karoo National Park) has recently been greatly extended through the acquisition of land both above and below Gannaga Pass. While the park cannot offer the big five, it can offer small animals, bird and plant life in abundance, as well as two radically different types of Karoo scenery, climate and ecology (above and below Gannaga Pass).
Berg River Resort is an 11-hectare oasis located along the banks of the Berg River in the Western Cape. We share our home with various bird species that breed on the banks of the river and fish in our waters. Berg River Resort is centrally situated in the picturesque, Cape Winelands, 60km northeast of Cape Town between Paarl & Franschhoek. We are surrounded by the beautiful Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek and Klein Drakenstein Mountain range and world-renowned Wine Estates and many places of interest to visit. Berg River Resort was established by the family for families.
De Hoop Collection Nature Reserve
Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop – sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains. Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich. Activities are diverse and guests choose between various day walks through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline, or mountain biking along the many gravel roads or scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkeling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day. Day visitors welcome, and restaurant open daily.
Honeywood Farm has been in the Moodie family since 1817 and borders the wild and wonderful Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve up against the Langeberg Mountains. It is a nature lover’s paradise and offers hiking, mountain biking, birding, horse riding, and swimming in rivers and pools all in a peaceful and secure environment.
Kuifkopvisvanger is situated on the banks of the Berg River where fishing enthusiasts can try their hand at catching the big one for the day from the river banks. Fish on the menu are Kabeljou, Steenbras and Elf, have the fire ready for a lekker/delicious fish braai. If fishing is not your style you can enjoy a canoe ride, a stroll along the riverfront or you can test your endurance with a bicycle ride across the farm.
LANGEBAAN: A HAVEN OF TRANQUILLITY OR A HIVE OF ACTIVITY.
With Langebaan’s wide beach is a little over one kilometre from your doorstep you can try your hand at kitesurfing, stand-up-paddle boarding, riding a jetski, taking a boat cruise or simply cast your lure into the lagoon and wait for that Yellowtail.
MARLOTH PARK, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Set in Marloth Park, Intundla’s Rest offers accommodation with private pool, free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive. The air-conditioned accommodation is 37 km from Crocodile Bridge. The property is non-smoking and is situated 38 km from Leopard Creek Country Club. The spacious holiday home with a balcony and pool views has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 3 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home. For added privacy, the accommodation has a private entrance and is protected by full-day security. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Lionspruit Game Reserve is 4 km from the holiday home, while Malelane Gate is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, 92 km from Intundla’s Rest.