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Themba's Birding and Ecotours

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| iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 71 413 3243
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Great Bird Viewing

Thank you very much for the tour we did with you. It was one of our highlights to the area and one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kschreve
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Lots of birds, sharp eyed guides

We went on a half day trip with Pinidile and an intern who was also very knowledgable. Pinidile... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
roadieplanner
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Torrington, Connecticut
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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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| iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the tour we did with you. It was one of our highlights to the area and one that I will surely never forget. The way you led the tour was perfect, your knowledge of the birds, their behaviour and their...More

Thank kschreve
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for such a valuable positive response towards our Birding activities. I really appreciate! We also really enjoy your company and your love and interest in birds even made it more easy for me to locate few more elusive species with easy. We are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a half day trip with Pinidile and an intern who was also very knowledgable. Pinidile was very patient and made sure we saw the birds she was pointing out. Neither of us are birders but we figured that St. Lucia is great...More

Thank roadieplanner
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for such a good review . I really appreciate it! We will always make sure that our birding experience differs very far from other wide range of other similar activities by making sure that your tour is privatised and your birds seen are...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Themba is a superb bird guide, once of the best I have ever encountered. He is quiet spoken and friendly. His field identification skills are superb. His ability to mimic the bird calls is outstanding. He uses an old truck to get around, which is...More

Thank PFJE
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks Paul, for sharing with most of the world our incredible birding experience in St. Lucia- South Africa. From my few long years of experience I will always try to share with every connoisseurs as well as beginners alike, the love of nature and...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Themba was a very knowledgable guide who gave us excellent advice on the special birds we were looking for.He was also enthusiastic about birding and having grown up in the area knew the finer details of the birds . We were very fortunate to see...More

Thank Geejay50
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Many Thanks George & Karin for your interest and compliment on our great birding trip. We always try hard to deliver according to our birders's expectations and I m glad to this far we are still keeping on a good track. We will continue to...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had an awesome time birding with Themba. His knowledge is excellent and he showed us all the birds we asked for. I will highly recommend him if you are in the area for birding. On our own we would never have found the birds...More

Thank tinktinkie2017
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Dear Johan and thanks for great review and your support to appreciate the great birding of is St.Lucia birds. We will continue to ensure our visitors a great birding delight.

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We did a half day of birding with Phindile, born and raised in St Lucia and a wonderful teacher. Her excitement about the birds was contagious and we delighted in her ability to mimic the bird calls. We started in the park, then went on...More

Thank KayakDC
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear Kati Thanks for your great review. It's a pleasure that You had a great time with Phindile. Phindile is one of my Birdlife & FGASA trained lady-guide -She trained with me few years ago before attaining her formal training with FGASA .She is very...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Themba is one of South Africa's leading bird experts and to get him for such a reasonable price for a 3 hour morning walk in the forest near town is something you shouldn't pass up. There's quite a lot of different species to see around...More

Thank Mark R
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thanks Mark for such a great comment. I really appreciate it! Thanks for your support to bird with me despite many other companies. I will always try to go to unique in providing a best birding quality. I will surely try and go extra miles...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

We just returned from a South African photo safari. We thought it would be a good opportunity for some birding and found Themba's website. His reviews looked pretty good so we set it up for a half-day. We thought we might get to encounter some...More

Thank marybird64
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Dear Mary. I'm very shocked by yo cold comment and decided I should take time and respond back to you. As far as I know iSimangalisowetland park is home to over 526 birds species making it the best birding destination in SA for both begginer...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Themba's knowledge on birds is extensive. Not just what type of bird or identifying a bird by their call but also adds an interesting dimension with his amazing cultural stories on birds. He has a really nice and calm energy and doesn't overload you with...More

Thank Nerosha G
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Dear Nerosha. Many thanks for your positive comments on my services. It is my duty to aromatize action once birding begins-otherwise you guys could just find it more boring and flat. One of my spices to these tours is to try and help people senses...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017

I am not a 'birder; as such but spends a lot of time birdwatching. We knew in advance that Themba escorted people like me to show them the local bird-life so on Monday of last week I popped into his office in St Lucia and...More

Thank jerrygunner
Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Dear Jerry. Thank you very much for your positive response towards many thirsty birders out there! I recalled under very short time of our birding trip we had just nailed up to 70 species of birds that I must still share with you later. I...More

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BennyBAlaska
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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
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