Albasini Dam – Muirhead Reserve
About the Birding
The Muirhead Dams and Reserve can be accessed through the main gate from R524 turn off to Royal Macadamia. The reserve is surrounded by macadamia plantations but features three short trails and a bird hide overlooking a large dam.
About the Birding Site
The Soutpansberg Birding Route is situated in the very northernmost part of the Limpopo Province including the northern parts of Kruger National Park, Mapungubwe National Park, Venda and the Soutpansberg Mountain range. This is arguably one of the most diverse Birding Routes in all of South Africa, boasting a list well in excess of 540 bird species. Many of these species are residents of the region, implying that there is a year-round abundance of birds to see. However, the resident assemblage of species is supplemented by the mass influx of a high diversity of migrant species in the summer months.
Other Related Information
Access point GPS: 23.055, 30.148
Admission cost is free of charge but, during the weekend the main gate is closed and you will need to call the numbers at the gate.
Recommended accommodation nearby:
The nearest BirdLife Recommended Accommodations are in the town of Louis Trichardt. For more information, please contact: