Northern Escarpment- Debengeni Falls
About the Birding
The spectacular Debengeni Falls is a popular picnic site for locals and visitors to the area. Here, the Ramadipha River tumbles 90m into a massive bowl of water at its base. Grey Wagtail has been sighted here between September and April on a near-annual basis. Even if this special is not there, it is worth visiting the Debengeni Falls to see Mountain Wagtail and other forest birds.
About the Birding Site
The Capricorn-Letaba birding route stretches from the city of Polokwane in the west to the Great Letaba River beyond the Letsitele valley in the east. The route runs just a few degrees south of the Tropic of Capricorn, mainly along the R71 road which links the towns of Polokwane, Haenertsburg, Tzaneen and Gravelotte.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
A nominal entrance fee is payable to visit the falls. If travelling in an easterly direction on the R71, the turnoff to the falls and the Woodbush forest drive is on the left, 12km from the Magoebaskloof Hotel. The entrance point to the falls is a further 3km up the dirt road. There are picnic facilities and short walking trails along the river. A note of caution: below the falls, the large smooth rock surfaces can be dangerous to walk on, particularly when they are wet.
An entrance fee of R20 is payable per person.