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Address: Mackenzie street | P.O.Box 229, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa
Phone Number: 071 4133243
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Description: We offer a surperb Birdwatching and hiking in the ISimangaliso Wetland...
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.
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If you are serious about birding, then this is the one for you

Spent two days with Themba and Bheki. Themba is an outstanding guide. Bheki is a good birder but needs some mentoring in order to understand client needs better. Themba is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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Palamos, Spain
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Palamos, Spain
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140 reviews 140 reviews
38 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Spent two days with Themba and Bheki. Themba is an outstanding guide. Bheki is a good birder but needs some mentoring in order to understand client needs better. Themba is outstanding in knowledge, bird locations, calling the birds, persistence, and simply getting results. His passionate dedication to nature conservation is indeed praiseworthy, and deserves support in an area that desperately... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I hired Themba one day and Bheki another, and both were great birders and guides--as well as pleasant to talk with. Bheki and I broke 100 species at Mhkuze between 6:15 and 1:00; Themba found a Banded Snake Eagle and many other great birds around St. Lucia. Any birder visitin the area should hire them!

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Roma, Italia
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50 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have had a boat trip on the estuary with a splendid view on hippoes, birds and mangrovias. Really peaceful and beautyful!

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Johannesburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us a fair price and explained things to us well. Will visit again next time.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Themba is a great and knowledgeable guide who knows his birds and where to find them. Worth your time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had an early morning walk with Themba and saw and learnt a lot, in garden, wetland and forest settings - all in two or three hours. He is very knowledgeable and also excellent at spotting things. I think we listed about 30 or 40 species in the end, including a turaco and a really good long look at a... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Themba's bird and area knowledge is exceptional! We spent 7 hours birding around St Lucia and saw more than 40 species and about 8 lifers! Well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Our choice of birding with Themba was a great investment. He spotted and called many species of birds in a variety of settings. We went on walks in St. Lucia forests, fields, wetlands and beach areas and heard many interesting stories of the native birds. Themba is very personable, patient and professional. He also introduced us to the local Zulu... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We had Bheki take us to the canopied area near the estuary.....he definately knew his stuff and we were very impressed with his knowledge of birds, and the ability to mimick their calls! A great way to spend a few hours and discover a side to St Lucia you wouldnt normally see.....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Absolutely fantastic bird guide. Very knowledgable. Great reason to get up very early and great value.

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