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Free State Birding Route

Authentic Free State Birding Experiences

Botha’s Lark Birding Route

40 Biddulph St, Harrismith
Self-driven birding route along public dirt roads, just off the N3, near Harrismith. One can expect to see Botha’s Lark, Blue Korhaan, Bald Ibis. We run a ‘Birder Friendly’ B&B in Harrismith and one of the requirements is to have routes for patrons and to...

Alex Pan Crane Route

Rose Garden Manor House
A self-driven birding route on public dirt roads, just off the N3 Toll Route, near Harrismith. Birders can spot Blue Cranes, Southern Crowned Cranes, Wattled Cranes and Blue Korhaans. At the top of 42nd hill, on the Johannesburg side of Harrismith (N3 Toll Route) is...

About The Free State Birding Route

Not only does the rural Free State offer some spectacular scenery and home-from-home hospitality, but there are numerous surprises for birders. Close to 470 bird species have been recorded in the Free State, including more than 100 southern African endemics and near-endemics. Conservation areas such as Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, Sandveld Nature Reserve, Soetdoring Nature Reserve and Tussen-die-Riviere Game Reserve scattered throughout the province offer excellent birding opportunities. Good birding is also possible along many of the roads in rural areas.

The birding potential of many parts of the Free State still remains to be discovered. However, certain rural areas such as those surrounding the small hamlet of Memel near the north-eastern escarpment have already established a reputation as outstanding birding and tourism venues. For those wanting to experience some of South Africa’s spectacular birdlife; don’t just pass through the Free State as quickly as possible, but take some time to travel the back roads and discover what this diverse area really has to offer.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Please include your contact details with your enquiry.
martin.taylor@birdlife.org.za
http://www.birdlife.org.za

What’s in the Free State Birding Route

Botha’s Lark Birding Route

40 Biddulph St, Harrismith
Self-driven birding route along public dirt roads, just off the N3, near Harrismith. One can expect to see Botha’s Lark, Blue Korhaan, Bald Ibis. We run a ‘Birder Friendly’ B&B in Harrismith and one of the requirements is to have routes for patrons and to...

Alex Pan Crane Route

Rose Garden Manor House
A self-driven birding route on public dirt roads, just off the N3 Toll Route, near Harrismith. Birders can spot Blue Cranes, Southern Crowned Cranes, Wattled Cranes and Blue Korhaans. At the top of 42nd hill, on the Johannesburg side of Harrismith (N3 Toll Route) is...
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