Explore the exquisite wildlife in our region



Our region offers exquisite opportunities for bird viewing. The rainfall and water levels play a huge role in the amount of birds in the area, so the best time of year to view bird is September –  March. The first waders also arrive in September.

The Coffee Shoppe and Information Centre in Chrissiesmeer both provide birding route maps. The route is a circular drive of 60km, mainly on gravel roads. The best birding spots are marked on the map.

We have a specialist available to take birders on a tour of the water birds in the region, during birding season. Please contact us for pricing and arrangements. We have permission to enter private land and can show you some special areas. Please provide your own vehicle – a pickup is recommended.


Features of the area

Mpumalanga’s best kept secret is also southern Africa’s largest freshwater lake district.

 The pristine, sprawling wetland is home to 82 water birds and more than 100 other bird species, many of which are endemic to the region.

 Bird lists as drawn up and noted by Jake de Villiers in April 2004 is available to download in PDF format:

Hours of Operation

Check in – 11:30pm
Check out – 10:00am

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