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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 unique and surperb Birdwatching and hiking within ISimangaliso Wetland Park in the north eastern region of South Africa.Our tours can be on 4x4 Open Game safari vehicle or on your small sedan depending on the terrain to explore at a time. Tours can be 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 pointsWe 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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Edgar M wrote a review Jan 13
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What an incredible experience! Themba was an encyclopedia of knowledge. He really knows his game and imparts his knowledge very eloquently and with such excitable pattern. His ability to identify birds just by their chirp is remarkable. We highly recommend Themba as a bird guide for all levels of twitchers and birders. He has re-inspired our love of bird watching.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Gregory P wrote a review Dec 2020
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Themba is very passionate about the greater ecosystem and sustainability of St Lucia, never mind his unbelievable knowledge of birds. Saw quite a few endemic species, some great surprises too!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much Greg for spending your quality time, birding with me in my home country Zululand. Its such a great honour and preveledge to have you on our trip. It has become a norm to please our customers since from the time immemorial and will remain more like this until to the time indefinite. We are looking forward to introducing you even to much more wider scope of our birding experience in this region. All the Best, Themba
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Passenger613285 wrote a review Nov 2020
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Themba took our family for two birding trips. He was a fantastic birding guide with a superb knowledge of the birds in the areas we went ( and the places to find birds we were interested in). He also had a deep understanding, interest and commitment to conservation and education in this area which provided another layer to the experience. As keen birders he had clearly prepared well and we were able to see almost all the "lifers" on our list for the area (over 40).
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours
Responded Nov 24, 2020
Thanks so much for being part of our amazing birding experience. We always ways cater for your specific needs of being shown the best of our region's birds. I appreciate the fact that you enjoyed the experience and looking forward to take you out on much more different trip with different habitats next time . Thank you!
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Anna-Marie wrote a review Oct 2020
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions
We had an excellent day out with Themba. Not only does he have excellent birding knowledge but his knowledge of nature in general is commended. Another welcome bonus was, that he was also aware of the Afrikaans bird names. We saw birds and went into areas which we certainly would not have ventured into as a first time visitors.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours
Responded Oct 30, 2020
Thanks so much Ann. Really appreciate the fact that you liked our birding experience. Your energy as well as your commitment to explore more of my unique Birdlife made it more worthwhile. Thank you for giving me a chance and hope to show your more around my best hidden treasures of my avian community. Hope to host you back again.
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Willow_Wanderer99 wrote a review Oct 2020
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
We would rate 10 stars if we could. Our tour was scheduled for 6am outside our lodgings and when we got there, Themba was ready and waiting. We climbed into the safari vehicle (exciting for us as we have never been in one before). The day was already heating up and he had some water bottles for us just in case. His bird imitations are incredible, at times we weren't sure if it was him or the birds themselves! He knew their calls before seeing them and was able to find them with speed. His knowledge on the feathered creatures was outstanding. We got to see many birds that we've never seen before and some very exciting sightings: such as the juvenile goshawks. The walk around St Lucia itself was so peaceful. Themba also pointed out interesting plants, other animals like the red duiker and squirrels as well as shared some insight into St Lucia life and some of the more tragic stories. Overall a wonderful morning with a friendly, well-spoken, knowledgeable guide that we thoroughly enjoyed
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Themba M, Owner at Themba's Birding and Ecotours
Responded Oct 26, 2020
Thanks somuch Joshua & Georgia. Birding with you was quite amazing. Your interest to explore my Birdlife was really wonderful. Looking forward to host you again in a much more different habitats. Thank you
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