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Themba's Birding and Ecotours

#8 of 15 Outdoor Activities in St Lucia Features Animals
| iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 71 413 3243
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Great Introduction to South African birds

We did a half day of birding with Phindile, born and raised in St Lucia and a wonderful teacher... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KayakDC
via mobile
Excellent guide and very nice guy.

Themba is one of South Africa's leading bird experts and to get him for such a reasonable price for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark R
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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 4 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 December 2016

I can highly recommend a tour with Themba - he is very knowledgeable and passionate about birds and other wildlife. He guided my mother & I for a few hours in the St Lucia suburbs and estuary - we saw a great variety of birds,...More

Thank dansa940
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Many thanks for your positive comment and your good decision to choose to go out with me. I never disappoint anyone. Much appreciated!

Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Themba is excellent. His knowledge is extensive and he is a very personable guide. We spent a truly enjoyable and informative morning with him when we were in St Lucia visiting the varied ecosystems the area has to offer.

Thank Lisa B
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

I' m grateful of your time well spent with me.I will always try to keep everyone who use my services happy!

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had a nice afternoon with Themba: great guy who knows a lot about the birds of Southern Africa and has a unique spotting eye. If you like birding, highly recommended!

2  Thank Cleo V
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Thank you for such a P ossitive response. I have noted that my success in birding with you was measured in cooperation, good timing, luck as well as your incessant passion to search for our beautiful birds.

Reviewed 8 November 2016

Themba had arranged to meet with me at my holiday accommodation at 5.30 am and he was bang on time. We birded the local forest in St Lucia as time was tight. In the four hours spent together we notched up an impressive bird list,...More

Thank richardleslie2016
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Thanks Richard. I really appreciate it! I will always try to stay at the top of my range. Also thanks for the support to bird with me

Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had an absolutely awesome day birding with Themba around St Lucia on Sunday the the 30st of October 2016. We recorded over 100 bird species in a day- a record for us! Themba is an excellent guide both for birds and other wildlife and...More

Thank Susanne G
Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Many thanks Susaan,Christian and Martin! I regret the fact that I have been struggling to respond back to nice reviews from all of you,keen birders and nature lovers alike. Apart from my exceptional birding expertis I enjoy the company birds and people as a form...More

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BennyBAlaska
Themba, how do we get from Durban to San Lucia to do the birding trip?
21 November 2016|
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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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