Northern Escarpment – Mambolo Grasslands
About the Birding
The Mambolo Grasslands form part of an extensive communal farming region, bisected by a large community road. This area is one of the most reliable sites for the localized Short-clawed Lark and this species is best seen in the spring months (September-October) when their loud calls resonate. Other key species include the Kalahari Scrub-robin, Red-throated Wryneck, Scaly-feathered Weaver, Violet-eared Waxbill, and the Desert Cisticola.
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
The grassland is situated about 15km from the University of Limpopo on the Mooketsi road. After passing through a couple of villages, you will get to this open grassland with the obvious mountain backdrop.
GPS: -23.49491, 29.51158