Northern Escarpment – Kudu’s River Valley Drive
About the Birding
This spectacular 30km dirt road between Houtbosdorp and Mooketsi drops down over the escarpment through the bushveld and riverine habitats. On this road, you will descend about 1000 metres and be treated to fantastic views and an interesting mix of habitats. Verreaux’s, Crowned and Long-crested Eagle, Lanner Falcon as well as Horus, Alpine and African Black Swift are often sighted soaring over the valley.
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
From Polokwane follow the R71 and after approximately 20kms, take the slipway to the left at the first traffic light to the University of Limpopo. Continue on this road past Mankweng and then past the University for 27km’s until the tar road ends. Start birding here: follow the dirt road down the escarpment to Mooketsi.