North Eastern Highveld and Woodlands – Ezemvelo Nature Reserve
About the Birding
There is an official reserve map at the entrance to the reserve, but birders are treated to a network of well-maintained roads within the reserve itself which play host to an array of little brown jobs to test one’s identification skills to the max. The rolling grasslands are home to Buffy, Plain-backed, and African Pipits, whilst Spike-heeled, Rufous-naped, Eastern Clapper, and Melodious Larks are all best sought after in the summer months whilst displaying.
About the Birding Site
Ezemvelo covers 11 000 ha of private game reserve. The reserve lies in a transitional zone of two habitats: the first habitat is the woodland to the north of the reserve and the second is the grasslands to the south, both habitats hosting a variety of different bird species which ultimately gives the birder a good species count in a single visit to the reserve.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
There are ablution facilities, a small shop, and overnight accommodation options (both camping and units). The reserve can be reached by visiting their website on www.ezemvelo.co.za or by phoning +27 (0) 13 680 1399/ (0) 87 405 3554 or emailing email@example.com