Hoedspruit – Hippo Pools Resort
About the Birding
Hippo Pools Resort is situated on the banks of the Olifants River and includes riverine habitat and mixed bushveld. A number of different raptor species occur in the area including the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl which is confirmed as occurring on the property. Sightings of this elusive species are regular but are by no means guaranteed.
About the Birding Site
The majority of birders actively plan birding trips to areas where they can either see a large number of birds in a short space of time or around rarities/localized species that would not easily be seen elsewhere. The Kruger to Canyons Birding Route offers both these highlights and a captivating wildlife experience to visiting birders.
Other Related Information
Hippo Pools Resort is situated 22km to the north of Hoedspruit on the R40 road to Phalaborwa. Travel 22km along the R40 until the Hippo Pools Resort turnoff on the left. Follow signposts.
Recommended accommodation nearby:
The nearest BirdLife Recommended Accommodations are in the nearby towns of Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit.