Departing at 06h00. St Lucia possesses more than half of South Africa’s total bird count, including a number of endemics. We will tailor make a trip to suit your needs.

St Lucia and surrounding area are part of the Zululand Birding Route and have the Igwalagwala Trail, which both offer some of the best birding opportunities anywhere in South Africa. Published author and ornithologist Ian Sinclair said “The Igwalagwala Trail in St Lucia (South Africa) has to be one of the best birding walks in the world for the number of quality birds for the surface area you have.” There are over 500 species of birds in summer, including many migrants. Birding tours are custom designed according to what you want to see, and costs are calculated at an hourly rate. So whether you want to see water birds, sea birds, forest birds, or birds of prey, our local knowledge will give you the very best chance to find the birds you want

Zululand Birding Route Specials List:

  • White Pelican and Pinkbacked Pelican
  • Rufousbellied Heron
  • Saddlebilled Stork and Yellowbilled Stork
  • Lesser Flamingo and Greater Flamingo
  • Southern Banded Snake Eagle (see left)
  • Crested Guineafowl
  • Buffspotted Flufftail
  • Lesser Jacana
  • Caspian Tern
  • Livingstone’s Turaco
  • Green Coucal
  • Mangrove Kingfisher
  • African Broadbill
  • Yellowspotted Nicator
  • Whitethroated Robin, Brown Robin (see above), and Bearded Robin
  • Rudd’s Apalis
  • Woodward’s Batis
  • Shorttailed Pipit
  • Pinkthroated Longclaw
  • Gorgeous Bush Shrike (see top)
  • Neergaard’s Sunbird
  • Green Twinspot and Pinkthroated Twinspot
  • and Grey Waxbill.


The Birding Life - Broze Status