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Themba's Birding and Ecotours

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St Lucia, South Africa
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About Themba's Birding and Ecotours
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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great last-minute birding tour with Themba in St. Lucia. I am very new to birding, and Themba’s expertise exceeded all of my expectations. Just listening to his bird calls, and the responses back, was enough to make our morning. Checking off some...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much Melissa and Todd. We had a great company together,sharing all various interconnected and distant related cousins of the dinasaurs. Looking forward to host you in future in one much more advanced one. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Themba has so much to offer visitors, from his excellent and passionate bird tours to his knowledge of local culture to his nonprofit work with kids and young adults training to be guides. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much Matt! It's been a great time birding together and your lovely wife in my country( South Africa). Your interest to my birdlife,wildlife and country life was really great! Thank you for your support.

Reviewed July 17, 2019

We spent five days birding with Themba in December, 2018, and we had an incredible time, seeing literally hundreds of species. Themba is an expert on the flora and fauna of Ndumo and the St Lucia area, and his love of nature and the wildlife...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks to the Waxwing Team! I really appreciate your compliment to our tour together. Birding with you was even more rewarding, when you get to share with me how much in love you have fallen into with Africa,in particular, my South Africa. This added a...More

Reviewed June 27, 2019

What a wonderful morning with Themba ! Besides his extensive bird knowledge and skilful bird calls , he is passionate about the whole ecosystem and shared some interesting facts with us ! It was an enjoyable morning all round and I would recommend it even...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Thank you so much Sean and your family for choosing me. Your love and interest in my birds variety and its abundance as one exceptional of the region,was noticeable. I'm looking forward to bird with you in the future to show you little more about...More

Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

We have used Themba’s guiding services on two occasions. In both summer and winter. Our birding style is focused on obtaining photographs of specific targets. On both occasions Themba found exactly what we were looking for and facilitated our photography. He is a friendly, extremely...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Thank you so much for your interest in my services. I will always keep My service Flag high for anyone visiting Themba's Birding & eco-tours. We are never disappointing. Thank you!

Reviewed June 19, 2019

What an amazing privilege to experience Themba's patience, expertise and professionalism! Themba guided 18 members of our Pretoria Bird Club (BirdLife Gauteng North) for two days on 15 and 16 June. Leading such a large group through the extremely diverse habitat must have been a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2019

Thank you so much Ivonne. Words not enough to say it! Your interest and friendly company was really unparalleled. Your club's eager and ability to be patient with all the hard work searching for those elusive birds was really extra-ordinary especially with most of the...More

Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

I have done birding with a number of professional bird guides but have not been with anyone that compares with Themba. His knowledge of the birds their habits and where they are is amazing. In the two and a half days we spent with Themba...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

Thanks Marline. I really appreciate the fact that you liked the experience. But I can assure you that it all lied with our effective cooperation,willingness to to appreciate and explore your subjects of quest through the guide. So in short you collaboratively assisted me to...More

Reviewed June 6, 2019

Themba's ability to teach you about birds and instil a new found love is Amazimg. World Class. He went out to find rare sightings and had plenty of patience in answering questions. His knowledge of the general area nature fauna and flora is tops. Well...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Stluciabirding, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

Thanks Edsel and Anita for your great company and choosing me or believing in me to guide you. Really appreciate it! Birding with you was really great! It looks like you brought along a bit of "lucky charm" with you, for birds were crazy around...More

Reviewed May 31, 2019

We spent three wonderful hours walking through St. Lucia’s luscious green spaces and forested areas. Themba knows his birds, by sight and by sound. He also is expert at describing exactly where a particular bird is. He is personable and interesting to talk with. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2019

Thank you so much for the fact that, you really enjoyed the experience. I really appreciate! Thanks once more again to Berry and his Wife for trusting in me and bringing your through. Next time you are in South Africa, I will to get you...More

Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

This man is great. His knowledge of the local birds and in fact all wild creatures is superb and he can imitate most bird calls, helping us to see a lot more (though he won’t usually use recordings, which is admirable). We saw about 35...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2019

Many thanks Janet for your interest in my serious birding services. I really appreciate that! It is for the ''Love-of-the-Game'' that I will with an open heart share with some of these fascinating reptiles and the fact that you really liked it ,than tops it...More

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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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